Articles from February 2014

Creating a Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

Charlotte finds That Catherine Bennett Show as inspiring for a woman in her twenties as it is for tweens

Charlotte Rowland // 27 February 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Sex after rape: sharing survivors’ stories

Rape survivors looking for help to cope with their bodies and sex after rape face a vacuum in the information and services available. Pavan Amara speaks to survivors who all wish they had known they weren't the only ones

Pavan Amara //

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships, Violence

Please welcome Jo, Kate and Laura – our three new Section Editors!

We're delighted to say that we now have three new Section Editors at TFW! Helen introduces Jo (Music Editor), Kate (Comics Editor) and Laura (Games Editor)...

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Categories: Blog

Who runs the world?

A guest post by Nandini Archer about the representation of women in politics.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Christian Feminist Network: Reclaiming the F word

This is a guest post by Natalie Collins for the Christian Feminist Network about holding both a faith and a feminist view of the world.

Guest Blogger // 25 February 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Carla Bozulich

Sophie Mayer follows up on her 2011 review of Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista project with an appraisal of Bozulich’s forthcoming album, Boy. Pop music, historically the music of choice for teenage...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

If pop was punk

Sophie Mayer follows up on her 2011 review of Carla Bozulich's Evangelista project with an appraisal of Bozulich's forthcoming album, Boy

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread, 24 Feb 2014

Weekly round-up and open thread is here. Below you'll find links to content we came across but didn't have a chance to blog about.

zohra // 24 February 2014

Categories: Blog

We’re looking for a new Non-fiction Editor!

We're looking for a UK-based volunteer to join our team of section editors and take on the role of Non-fiction Editor. Helen has the details...

Editor //

Categories: Blog

New review: Secrets of the Living Dolls

Emily Hoyle watches a recent Channel 4 documentary, shown this week on More 4, about men who engage in ‘female masking’ and suggests some of their attitudes may leave much...

Holly Combe // 21 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Fat in film is a feminist issue

This is a guest post by Lily Kendall, a feminist human rights activist living in London. Lily is a founding writer for feminist blog The Hussington Post and spends her...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Living Dolls: a distortion of womanhood?

Emily Hoyle watches a recent Channel 4 documentary, shown this week on More 4, about men who engage in 'female masking' and suggests some of their attitudes may leave much to be desired by viewers who identify and live as women

Emily Hoyle // 20 February 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

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 will enjoy, please add links in the comments section below. As usual, please note that a link here doesn't imply endorsement or agreement, and some links might be triggering.

Shiha Kaur // 17 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Unleashing the chick-lit tiger

Aniqah Choudhri reviews a very different kind of novel targeted at young women - one inspired by Angela Carter and horror films

Aniqah Choudhri // 16 February 2014

Categories: Books

New review: Putting the pieces together

The Whitechapel Gallery’s current exhibition of Hannah Höch’s work is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to her. It is a vindication of her pioneering work on photomontage and gratifying...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

Putting the pieces together

A new exhibition of Hannah Höch's work enchants Nerys Mathias

Nerys Mathias //

Categories: Art, Reviews

New review: Unleashing the chick-lit tiger, by Aniqah Choudhri

I have a confession to make. I used to love reading chick-lit. But British chick-lit has the reputation of being full of stories of white middle-class women working in the...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

New review: The Mistress Contract

I like a good autoantonym – who doesn’t? They’re words that have multiple meanings that are the opposite of each other. For example, “fast” can imply speedy activity, as in...

Megan Stodel // 14 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Education for Choice report on crisis pregnancy centres

Abortion has been in the news a lot recently. There's the ongoing attempt to curtail reproductive rights in Spain, there's the burgeoning #protransprochoice petition> and now there's Education For Choice's new report on the sketchy quality of independent pregnancy counselling in the UK. Education For Choice (EFC) has spent the last two years investigating the centres that provide this counselling - Crisis Pregnancy Centres (CPCs). On Tuesday, EFC released a comprehensive report of its findings and believe me, if you're pro-choice, it's worth a read!

Education For Choice //

Categories: Blog

Mystified by The Mistress Contract

Although a self-proclaimed feminist play, The Mistress Contract is reductive and driven by stereotypes, finds Shoshana Devora

Shoshana Devora //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

‘They’re not gonna get us’ – The return of Tatu

This is a guest post by Laura Kay about the significance of Tatu's performance at the Sochi pre-show event for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Guest Blogger // 13 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Sexism and staircase wit

The French term l'esprit de l'escalier neatly sums up Catherine Bennett's previous experiences of street harassment, but now - instead of coming up with a witty retort after the fact - she's fighting back

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Call for poetry submissions: Furies

Calling all poets! A guest post by For Books' Sake, who are calling for self-identified women writers to take on the mantle of the Furies and right the wronged.

Guest Blogger // 12 February 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Rapture, Blister, Burn

In opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the US, Phyllis Schlafly organised the STOP ERA campaign, STOP standing for Stop Taking Our Privileges. She argued that women benefited...

Megan Stodel // 11 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Teenage feminism – coming to a blog near you

Chelsea Birkby welcomes the spread of the feminist movement online with open arms for changing young women's attitudes to feminism

Chelsea Birkby //

Categories: Features, Feminism


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