Articles from May 2014

Community, inclusiveness and working on the land

I take delight in my fingernails. My fingernails, once the longest of all the girls in school (though I never even tried, thank you very much), polished and acclaimed, they...

Cat // 31 May 2014

Categories: Blog

Welcoming one of our June guest bloggers

zohra introduces one of our guest bloggers for June 2014

zohra //

Categories: Blog

New blogger: Amber Collins

Amber Collins is keen to blog about sex, sexuality and relationships, hence the made-up name and very pretty picture of someone else. Her interests include weightlifting, cartoons and cocktails, which is to say her feminist interests include body confidence, media representation and getting drunk

Laura // 30 May 2014

Categories: Blog

No I won’t get your tea on: self care in the punk scene

Here we go. The not all men brigade strikes again. Legend has it the army has soldier posted near every woman, primed and ready for the moment she questions any part of the patriarchal nature of our society

Stephanie Phillips // 29 May 2014

Categories: Blog

New interview: Sini Anderson on The Punk Singer

Following her review of The Punk Singer, Sophie Mayer interviewed the director, Sini Anderson, via Skype for The F-Word. I was lucky to witness another Skype interview with Anderson, on...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Keep making the work

Sophie Mayer chats on Skype to Sini Anderson, American director of The Punk Singer, recent documentary about Kathleen Hanna

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

New blogger: Stephanie Phillips

A welcome to our new blogger Stephanie, a journalist and punk musician, who you may already know from the site, Don't Dance Her Down Boys

Holly Combe // 28 May 2014

Categories: Blog

Remembering our foremothers

Laura Wilkinson speaks to women who participated in the 1984 miners' strike to find out how the industrial dispute changed their lives

Laura Wilkinson // 27 May 2014

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Herstory, Interviews

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 // 25 May 2014

Categories: Blog

New interview feature: Planningtorock

Marta Owczarek takes a look back at a performance from Genderqueer electronic musician Jam Rostron, AKA Planningtorock, in Hoxton earlier this year and shares a conversation they had about language,...

Holly Combe // 21 May 2014

Categories: Blog

The answer is to question

Marta Owczarek takes a look back at a performance from Genderqueer electronic musician Jam Rostron, AKA Planningtorock, in Hoxton earlier this year and shares a conversation they had about language, gender and the creative process

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

Weekly round-up and open thread, 19th May 2014

Links to the stories we didn't have the time, spoons or capacity to cover this week!

Philippa Willitts // 19 May 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: The X-Files

Following on from Sara Yasin’s retrospective look back at Dawson’s Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points. Content note: Contains a discussion of attitudes...

Holly Combe // 18 May 2014

Categories: Blog

One step forward, two steps behind

Following on from Sara Yasin's retrospective look back at Dawson's Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points

Melissa Dunne //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Hospital vs home birth: making informed decisions

Guest blogger Sarah discusses a recent article in the Independent about the perceptions of hospital vs home births

Sarah Flude //

Categories: Blog

New review: The Punk Singer

With great pleasure I’d like to announce that Sini Anderson’s 2013 documentary The Punk Singer will be screening in selected UK cinemas from Tuesday 13 May to 26 June. Kathleen...

Ania Ostrowska // 13 May 2014

Categories: Blog

The Punk Singer: How to Be a Rebel Girl

Inspired by Sini Anderson's documentary about the original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, Sophie Mayer lays out six riotous rules

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Hear her roar

Charlotte Rowland finds dutiful and doubtful Ophelias mercifully far from sight in the Royal Shakespeare Company's rousing revival of The Roaring Girl, the first in a season of plays placing women in the spotlight

Charlotte Rowland // 12 May 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread, 12 May 2014

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

The silent strong woman

Nayla Ziadeh argues that the fetishisation of exceptional female achievement encourages the systems of oppression which manifest the need for this super human resilience

Nayla Ziadeh //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Stereotypes

Why I eat weird things for lunch

I have developed a somewhat notorious reputation at my workplace for eating weird things for lunch. It began, as these things are wont to do, with nettle soup. You’re eating...

Cat //

Categories: Blog

New review: Angel Haze

Sexuality and survival – Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze Content note: ‘Cleaning Out my Closet’ (linked to in the first mention of the song) contains a descriptive account of...

Holly Combe // 11 May 2014

Categories: Blog

I’m loving Angel instead

Sexuality and survival - Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Is football institutionally sexist? Premier League emails suggest so

It will have come as little surprise to anyone with a passing interest in football that Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore’s work emails referred to women as “gash” and...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

An aversion to a new version

Meshing a contemporary story of foot prostitution with a comedic retelling of the 18th century novel Fanny Hill is an interesting idea. But, concludes Alicia Rodriguez, The Fanny Hill Project v2.0 fails to convince that the two stories have that many parallels

Alicia Rodriguez // 8 May 2014

Categories: Theatre

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