Articles from June 2013

Ugly privilege

Guest post by G.L. Wild about how convential standards of beauty may not always favour those who we might think benefit from them.

G. L. Wild // 30 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Rosie Wilby talks about her comedy show featuring fanzines, the ’90s and feminism

Hello! I’m very excited because this is the first blog post telling you all about the first review in the new comedy section! Check out a great review of Rosie...

Chella Quint //

Categories: Blog

New review: Dear River

Helen G listens to the fourth album from Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo and is immersed from the first note to the last. Dear River, the fourth album...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

The Long Journey Home

Helen G listens to the fourth album from Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo and is immersed from the first note to the last

Helen G //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Rosie Wilby: Nineties Woman

Who cares what a bunch of queer feminist students did in the nineties? Thanks to Rosie Wilby, Stephanie Chan does

Stephanie Chan // 28 June 2013

Categories: Comedy

Feminist-friendly books for teens

Carmen Hoang shares some of her favourite books with strong female protagonists that are suitable for teens

Guest Blogger // 27 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Is women’s struggle for education over?

Women appear to 'have it all' in higher education, but does numerical dominance necessarily imply that women have achieved equality? Charlotte Knight argues that the curtailment of women's voices in universities suggests not

Charlotte Knight // 26 June 2013

Categories: Education, Features

New review: Teen Mom

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D‘s review (just posted) explores the cultural landscape behind...

Holly Combe // 25 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Teen public property

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D explores the cultural landscape behind the programme and the hype surrounding her recent sex tape

Chrissy //

Categories: Reviews, Television

“What’s actually happening”: calling out transphobia in the workplace

[Content note: descriptions of transphobia and transphobic language.] I am cisgendered and consider myself an ally to trans* individuals and causes (though I wish we didn’t have to announce that...

Claire Askew // 24 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 24 June 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

Tits: A love story

Gemma Louisa Morrison explores what she has learned about society's view of breasts through reactions to both her body and her mother's, and issues a call to reclaim and love them

Guest Blogger // 21 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Safety v Autonomy – Why do we draw the line in different places?

Guest post by G.L. Wild about behavioural presentations and gendered treatment of mental illness

G. L. Wild // 19 June 2013

Categories: Blog

An end and a new beginning?

Jennifer Patterson considers what two exhibitions of works by female artists indicate about the art world for women today

Jennifer Patterson // 18 June 2013

Categories: Art, Reviews

Feminism on film @ Open City Docs Fest plus COMPETITION

Hot on the heels of Sheffield Doc/Fest that finished last Sunday, Open City Docs Fest is bringing an amazing selection of 132 documentaries to London. The festival will run from...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Making It Home: women and domesticity in the 21st century

A couple of weeks ago, the Guardian ran a much-Tweeted-about feature on the suffragettes: specifically, they wanted to know what suffragette activism might look like today. Women have had the...

Claire Askew //

Categories: Blog

Hall, Saatchi and male violence against women

A mini rant about male violence, abuse apologism and victim blaming, after yesterday's news

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 17 June 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Weirdly beautiful creations

Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady have carved a niche for themselves as purveyors of eclectic folk and “weirdly beautiful creations”. Along with Antony Hegerty, Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine, they...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

Weirdly beautiful creations

Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady have carved a niche for themselves as purveyors of eclectic folk and "weirdly beautiful creations". Along with Antony Hegerty, Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine, they are 'Future Feminists'. Ania Ostrowska reviews their new album Tales of a GrassWidow

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Nigella, domestic violence and emotional manipulation

Nigella Lawson was apparently attacked in a restaurant by her husband, Charles Saatchi, yesterday. In light of this shocking event, Christie Louise Tucker considers the way in which abusers emotionally manipulate their victims

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Nervous: when boys think sexual assault is a game

Kate Ledger recently came across a particularly disturbing form of sexist behaviour in the classroom that reflects worrying attitudes towards girls and sex in our schools. Here she outlines the problem and how she and her colleagues have responded

Guest Blogger // 16 June 2013

Categories: Blog

The Extreme Male Brain

Guest post by G. L Wild about empathy and people with Asperger's Syndrome

G. L. Wild // 11 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Another face of marriage inequality

Credit where it’s due: under this government, the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has been making its way through Parliament, addressing a grotesque injustice that has been allowed to stand...

Jolene Tan // 10 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

It’s that time again. Weekly round-ups are interesting links we’d like to draw attention to but were not able to focus on the issue. Linking does not necessarily mean endorsement....

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

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