Articles from March 2014

Weekly round-up and open thread, 31 March 2014

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

Holly Combe // 31 March 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: True Detective

HBO’s latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters. Kate Bonynge reports. Warning:...

Holly Combe // 26 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Peace, war and defence – all are feminist issues

This is a guest post by Jessica Metheringham about why the peace movement is as necessary today as it's always been - and why feminists should care.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

A Man’s Game

HBO's latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters

Kate Bonynge //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not imply endorsement or agreement). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk, to rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 25 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Crufts versus the beauty pageant

How are beauty pageants like Crufts? Pamela Edwardes thinks that Major Tom provides a compelling comparison

Pamela Edwardes // 23 March 2014

Categories: Plays, Reviews

New review: Major Tom

Beauty pageants hold a special position in feminism, as it was through a protest at the 1968 Miss America pageant that we got labelled as bra-burners. Nevermind that no bras...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

New review: Dawson’s Creek

Sara Yasin revists an old childhood favourite, Dawson’s Creek. For the 12-year-old version of myself, Dawson’s Creek was part of a forbidden world after 8pm. My feminist gears weren’t turning...

Holly Combe // 22 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Teen angst and “mounting sexual theoretics”

Sara Yasin revists an old childhood favourite, Dawson's Creek

Sara Yasin //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Giving evidence in a sexual abuse trial: hilarious

Philippa writes about the jury in a sexual abuse trial laughing at a witness giving evidence

Philippa Willitts // 21 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links you may find interesting. Feel free to add any links in the comments if you think there’s anything...

Josephine Tsui // 18 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Hidden sexism in the Academy

This is a guest post by Natasha Turner, who Tweets at @NatashaDTurner. With women making up 56% of undergraduates in the UK, it’s easy to assume that gender inequality does...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

UK feminist groups: get yourself listed!

Philippa introduces a survey to gather up-to-date information about feminist events and meetings in the UK. Find out how to get your group listed here.

Philippa Willitts // 17 March 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, released in the UK in January, is based on a memoir by Jordan Belfort, notorious broker who started from dealing oft-ridiculed penny stocks...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 March 2014

Categories: Blog

All the naked women of Wall Street

Lizzie Ferguson shifts uncomfortably in her seat, drowned by the ocean of naked women spilling from the screen

Lizzie Ferguson //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Who your friends are matters

Guest blogger Charlie Hale believes that the choices we make in our associations should reflect our feminism or risk undermining it

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

March 2014 playlist

March 2014 playlist, for your aural pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 15 March 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Red Pig Flower

When I read Mia Hull’s review of Red Pig Flower, a performance artist who has recently been exhibiting in London, I was struck by the use of magic potions in...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

New review: The One

Rachel Gonzalez Boyd has recently reviewed The One, a play about the murky depths of a complicated relationship. She found that its merits are in its ambiguities. What is being...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

The magic of Red Pig Flower

Mia Hull finds the art of Red Pig Flower exciting, engaging and well worth a visit

Mia Hull // 12 March 2014

Categories: Uncategorized

The One to watch

Rachel Gonzalez Boyd thinks The One is a powerful and unsettling study of the disintegration of a modern relationship

Rachel Gonzalez Boyd // 10 March 2014

Categories: Theatre

So, when’s International Men’s Day?

This is one way to respond to 'so when's International MEN'S Day then?". Again and again and again.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

UN Commission on Status of Women, March 2014

This is a guest post by Rowan Harvey, Women's Rights Policy Advisor at ActionAid UK, about the negotiations over what goes into the "outcome document" at the end of the Commission on the Status of Women which is currently taking place at the UN headquarters in New York.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Personal desire or collective politics?

This is a guest post by Nichi Hodgson exploring the tensions between personal desire and collective politics.

Nichi Hodgson //

Categories: Blog

New review: Her

As Spike Jonze’s last offering Her wins The Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars and the critics generally love it (with 94% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes), The F-Word’s new...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog


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