Articles from December 2013

Weekly round-up and open thread, 31 December 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 // 31 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Featuring feminism in theatre

Would you like to write about theatre from a feminist perspective? Get in touch!

Megan Stodel // 30 December 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Game of Thrones

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn’t make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens. Is Game of Thrones – the television series...

Holly Combe // 27 December 2013

Categories: Blog

A fantasy of female subjugation

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn't make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens

Rebekah Owens //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Parks and Recreation

While certainly not perfect in its treatment of minority groups, US sitcom Parks and Recreation also gets a lot right, argues Iona Sharma. Some spoilers contained. In a second season...

Holly Combe // 24 December 2013

Categories: Blog

In praise of Leslie Knope: feminism and small-town politics

While certainly not perfect in its treatment of minority groups, US sitcom Parks and Recreation also gets a lot right, argues Iona Sharma

Iona Sharma //

Categories: Reviews, Television

It’s Kellogg’s who should be shamed, not women

Lorna Wilson on why the latest Special K advert is just more of the same capitalist shaming of women

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Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 23 December 2013

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

Holly Combe // 23 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Better, but: Dutch Senate’s new law on gender identity

How good is the new Dutch gender recognition law?

Guest Blogger // 20 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Mage: a critique

A guest post from Saranga, who had high hopes for Mage: The Hero Defined but has been disappointed to find that the women read like props who exist to bolster the men's actions

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Categories: Blog

17 December: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

In this specially extended blog post for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Molly, a member of the Sex Worker Open University, argues against feminist rhetoric, campaigns and legal policies that threaten sex workers' safety worldwide

Guest Blogger // 17 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 17 December 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

Coping with Christmas: a survival guide for when festivities are tough

Christmas is supposed to be joyful, but for many people it is a time full of triggers, loneliness and bad memories. Philippa offers advice and further information for those dreading the seasonal festivities.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Favourites of 2013, by Jolene Tan

Jolene Tan rounds up the best science fiction and fantasy she has read in 2013 – from novels to short stories I’ve read a lot of fantasy and science fiction...

Carrie Dunn // 15 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Alternate histories and alien textures

Jolene Tan rounds up the best science fiction and fantasy she has read in 2013 - from novels to short stories

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Books

In her words: a teacher’s story

Parween is a headteacher in Afghanistan. She teaches girls. When you hear her story - what has happened to her as a result of this job - you will likely ask yourself: in her place, could I carry on teaching?

Jess McCabe // 12 December 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Good vibrations

A woman living in 2013 who is partial to a bit of vibe-assisted fun is in luck. Whether you cannot be parted from your rabbit, keep a bullet in your...

Megan Stodel // 11 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Good vibrations

Shoshana Devora enjoys a fun, engaging and thoughtful look at 19th century sexuality at In the Next Room

Shoshana Devora //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Michael Gove, a lesson for you: Boys are not born misogynistic monsters

On Human Rights Day 2013, guest blogger Angelique Mulholland has written this powerful post about FGM and gender inequality. (CONTENT NOTE for descriptions of FGM and gender based violence)

Guest Blogger // 10 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Last call for 2014 monthly guest bloggers

If you haven't applied for a monthly guest blogging slot during 2014 yet, but would like to do so, please get in touch by Friday.

Lynne Miles // 9 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think other readers...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

New review: The Tattooist by Louise Black

Katherine Williams is intrigued by The Tattooist by Louise Black, a sinister insight into a controlling, cruel obsessive I mostly avoided all the furore surrounding 50 Shades of Grey (I...

Carrie Dunn // 8 December 2013

Categories: Blog

A subtle story of sadism

Katherine Williams is intrigued by The Tattooist by Louise Black, a sinister insight into a controlling, cruel obsessive

Katherine Williams //

Categories: Books, Reviews

SWOU statement on the Soho raids

A press release from the Sex Worker Open University in response to Wednesday night's police raids of sex work premises

Laura // 6 December 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Savages

Marta Owczarek sees this Mercury-nominated act live and finds a performance that is full of conviction, with no hesitation and no second-guessing. Savages have been hyped for over a year...

Holly Combe // 5 December 2013

Categories: Blog

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