Articles from May 2013

New feature: Karen Ablaze! talks to Sabrina Chap

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of...

Holly Combe // 31 May 2013

Categories: Blog

The long walk to equality

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of the road

Karren Ablaze //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

Light a beacon for Emily Davison

This is a guest post by the artist and filmmaker Nigel Shephard from Gypsy Gold Films Tuesday 4 June 2013 will mark one hundred years since Emily Wilding Davison ran...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New review: The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mum and COMPETITION

Peccadillo Pictures have just released on DVD The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mum, 2011 feature debut by Canadian director Tara Johns. It is an endearing coming of age story...

Ania Ostrowska // 30 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Desperately seeking Dolly

Cazz Blase immensely enjoys, despite not being a die-hard Dolly Parton fan, a girl's journey in search of her mother

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Good stuff – The Other Half of the Sky

Jolene Tan finds much of interest in this science fiction collection focused on "heroes who happen to be women"

Jolene Tan // 29 May 2013

Categories: Books

New review: The Other Half of the Sky

Science fiction, for me, is a kind of background hum, a staple food. Asked to name my favourite novels I would gleefully list a dozen works of literary fiction, but...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

New review: Mary Beard’s Confronting the Classics

Jess McCabe looks into Mary Beard’s critique of biases in the classics Even with a handful of TV programmes, a contentious appearance on Question Time and, obviously, an academic career...

Josephine Tsui // 28 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Mary Beard critiques the classics

Jess McCabe looks into Mary Beard's critique of biases in the classics

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Books

Wrecked: a last-ditch prayer

Charlotte Roche's second novel, about psychological collapse, leaves Laura Way in two minds

Laura Way //

Categories: Books

New review: Charlotte Roche’s Wrecked

“It’s easier to give a blowjob than to make coffee.” So opens the blurb of Wrecked, the second offering from Charlotte Roche. When I mentioned that we had a review...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Asking for it: giving outspoken women in music a bad name

In the 1990s, Courtney Love’s status as an opinionated musician in her own right during her relationship with a high profile male rock star led to bad press and public...

Holly Combe // 27 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Asking for it: giving outspoken women in music a bad name

In the 1990s, Courtney Love's status as an opinionated musician led to bad press and public scorn. In the 2010s, Pussy Riot's feminist activities have resulted in them actually losing their liberty. Amica Lane considers these different consequences against a backdrop of Riot Grrrl politics and wonders how far we've really moved towards accepting women who rebel on their own terms

Amica Lane //

Categories: Features, Music

Weekly round-up and open thread, 27 May 2013

Here's this week's open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we've noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Women and Architecture

In her third guest post, Sarah Beth considers gender awareness within architecture.

Sarah Beth // 24 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Not so hot: “Peel the top off a hottie” campaign by Pot Noodle

This is a guest post by @nomorehotties. Breasts. Boobs. Knockers. Tits. If you happen to have a pair of fatty deposits attached to your chest, you’re probably aware of the...

Guest Blogger // 23 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Merida: not the only brave princess

Beth Startin is disappointed with Disney's makeover of the Brave protagonist, but argues that the other princesses also have their merits and should not be dismissed by feminists

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2013

Categories: Blog

The repercussions of speaking up about sexual violence

Millitoria describes the often negative reactions she has received as someone who speaks out about sexual violence, and offers advice on how to respond supportively when someone talks to you about the issue

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

You never ask a lady her age

Philippa wonders about the bizarre conventions that surround adult women and their ages

Philippa Willitts // 21 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Pinterest and anti-blonde sentiment

J Whitehead explores the "dumb" blonde stereotype, which reared its head on some t-shirts she found on Pinterest

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Blog

All good things…

When Catherine Redfern, founder of The F-Word, called me up more than six years ago to ask to meet in a South London pub for a chat, I didn’t know...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 20 May 2013

A round-up of the articles and blog pieces we've been reading over the past week!

Holly Combe // 20 May 2013

Categories: Blog

World Sex Project TV opportunity

We were recently contacted by Firecracker Films, who are looking for 16- to 24-year-olds to take part in a documentary on sex and relationships. The F-Word is not involved in and does not endorse this project, but we thought some of you might be interested. If so, please read on!

Laura // 19 May 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Sing to the Moon

Cazz Blase listens to Laura Mvula’s debut album, Sing to the Moon, and finds there is much more to her wider output than the upbeat single ‘Green Garden’ would suggest...

Holly Combe // 17 May 2013

Categories: Blog

A story of hate in three parts

Philippa writes about three incidences in one week where different people advocated for disabled people to be killed

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

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