Articles from April 2013

New review: Call the Midwife series two

If telling women’s stories is, in itself, a feminist act then Call The Midwife qualifies in spades. Iona Sharma reflects on the second series Content note: Contains a reference to...

Holly Combe // 30 April 2013

Categories: Blog

The women they are: engaging with feminist ideas through women’s different battles

If telling women's stories is, in itself, a feminist act then Call The Midwife qualifies in spades. Iona Sharma reflects on the second series

Iona Sharma //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New Review: Spring Breakers

The latest offering from Harmony Korine, of notorious Kids (1995) fame, has already divided audiences, and along different lines. Having watched the film myself and having perversely enjoyed it, though...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

When spring break is over

Sarah Crawford suggests we look beyond the guns and bikinis of four eye-candy protagonists of Harmony Korine's new film

Sarah Crawford //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread, Monday 29th April 2013

Here’s our regular round-up of things that struck us as interesting this week, and that we didn’t have time to blog about. As always, linking here doesn’t necessarily imply endorsement,...

Carrie Dunn // 29 April 2013

Categories: Blog

New Review: Everlasting divas

‘Rock On’: Women, Ageing and Popular Music is an essay collection concerned with developing debates around ageing, both in society and within the music world. Laura Way finds it an...

Cazz Blase // 28 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Everlasting divas

'Rock On': Women, Ageing and Popular Music is an essay collection concerned with developing debates around ageing, both in society and within the music world. Laura Way finds it an interesting (if at times heavy) read that shines a much welcome light on a neglected area of research

Laura Way //

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

Sex Educational Supplement: The Pornography Issue

Last month the Government announced the proposals for reform of the National Curriculum, one of which is NOT making Personal, Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education statutory in primary or...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

UEFA Champions League trophy handover: where are the women?

Last week, I was really excited to be invited to the trophy handover for this season’s Champions League competitions, the biggest European football club tournament – basically the winners from...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

How becoming a mother made me a UK Feminist

Canadian Lyndsay Kirkham examines how she has developed a relationship with UK feminism through her efforts to raise a feminist, bi-cultural son

Guest Blogger // 26 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Discrepancies in caesarean delivery

Recently, I read an article by science journalist Julia Belluz about the discrepancy in caesarean delivery. You go into Starbucks, and order your preferred brew. What you get is what...

Josephine Tsui // 25 April 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: “But I’m having fun. I like it.”

MarinaS argues reading In Her Own Words is more than a debate of for or against sex work. She argues that we should read it because it is a captivating...

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

The problem with Dove’s real beauty

Louise McCudden argues that Dove's latest advertising campaign only reinforces the harmful message that beauty is of utmost importance to women

Guest Blogger // 24 April 2013

Categories: Blog

“Lesbian” is not a dirty word

Thé Tulloch highlights the various ways lesbophobia manifests in feminism

The Tulloch // 22 April 2013

Categories: Blog

What have I done: escaping domestic violence

When Amanda Prowse set out to write a novel about an abusive marriage, she spoke to women who had experienced violent relationships. The number of women who came forward to talk to her confirms how widespread domestic violence is

Amanda Prowse //

Categories: Features, Sex and Relationships, Violence

Weekly roundup and open thread, 22 April

Hi everyone Here’s this week’s round-up of links and content we found interesting in some way but didn’t get a chance to blog about. As per always, inclusion doesn’t equal...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Mise en scene, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Emily Wells

Today's music paste up features the energetic and scuzzy rock of Canada's Mise en scene, the haunting Emily Wells and the uplifting sing along of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Cazz Blase // 21 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Raising a boy

Becky writes about the challenges associated with bringing up a boy in a world full of misogyny

Becky Brumpton // 20 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Nerdy men and hot women: sexism in The Big Bang Theory

Lucy Pegg argues that the genre this sit-com is based on has already moved away from the stereotypes of women it perpetuates, leaving it woefully behind

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New review: When I Saw You

The Birds Eye View Film Festival this year celebrated Arab women filmmakers, hailing from a region ripe for storytelling, given its rich history and diverse cultures. The festival opened with...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Young Palestinian boy as a vehicle for hope

Huma Munshi admires director Annemarie Jacir for filling her film about Palestinian refugees with hope

Huma Munshi //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Call out culture: what we can learn from ‘To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang’

A guest post by Reni Eddo-Lodge about a young woman's spoken word piece on the representation of Asian women in Harry Potter books

Guest Blogger // 19 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Home Delivery: a mini review

Chrissy D has a look at ITV1's Home Delivery documentary and finds an exultant depiction of birth, despite the programme not going very far in its attempt to portray homebirth as anything other than something "other people" do

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Government attacks Equality Act

The Government is on the verge of repealing an essential part of equality legislation; Laura has the details and information on what you can do to try and stop it

Laura //

Categories: Blog

The ‘bridezilla’ television trope and the traditional wedding norm

Marriage equality might be on the way but it seems the fripperies and rituals of the traditional wedding are still coveted as the superior choice. Olivia Rudgard looks at the role of the TV show 'Bridezilla' in all this and asks, what about wedding equality?

Guest Blogger // 18 April 2013

Categories: Blog


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