Articles from September 2014

September 2014 playlist

September 2014 playlist, for your listening pleasure.

Joanna Whitehead // 30 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Sex, lies and statistics

As the Guardian publishes its British Sex Survey 2014, D H Kelly looks at some unlikely statistics and their influence on women's attitude to their own sexuality

D H Kelly //

Categories: Blog

Four inches between friends

Tired of clothes that didn't fit them, D.T. Dragon discovered the joys of tailoring

D. T. Dragon //

Categories: Blog

October guest bloggers

October guest bloggers

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

A house of my own

D.T. Dragon laments the apathy the council showed when building adaptations for them in their house

D. T. Dragon // 29 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Lean in? Be bossy? No: get naked

Sophie Mayer on Sally Potter's new book Naked Cinema, exploring the filmmaker's refreshing take on leadership

Sophie Mayer // 28 September 2014

Categories: Books

The History Girls

I stood back and looked at the board. Over fifty names. After the first fifteen I'd started to worry, at twenty-five I was stressed and by the end frustrated beyond belief. Over fifty names.

G //

Categories: Blog

To be a little differently

The Royal Exchange in Manchester has a strong production in Hamlet but the high point for Suzanne Duffy remains Maxine Peake's barnstorming performance as the eponymous character

Suzanne Duffy // 25 September 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Learning Photoshop by lasso-ing women

D. T. Dragon did not expect to be involved in making women look unreal when they signed up for the Photoshop module in their digital photography course

D. T. Dragon //

Categories: Blog

Reluctant Women

D H Kelly explores what being a cisgender woman means and doesn't mean and how a failure to acknowledge our own, often complicated, gender identities can lead us to let down our trans sisters

D H Kelly //

Categories: Blog

The One Ring

Although wearing a ring on your 'wedding' finger has its advantages, D. T. Dragon has had a few people apologise to them at its first sighting for mistaken romantic interests

D. T. Dragon // 24 September 2014

Categories: Blog

FIL 2014 responds to SWOU

A guest post by the Feminism in London (FIL) organisers in response to SWOU’s . Earlier this week, SWOU critiqued FIL’s lack of current sex workers on their sex worker...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Departures and disablism

Philippa leaves the F-Word and pays tribute to the other collective members who have left in recent months. She also addresses some issues of disablism that have arisen this year

Philippa Willitts // 23 September 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Boyhood by Sophie Mayer

The F-Word is coming to Richard Linklater’s summer blockbuster Boyhood a bit late, but that might be for the better: a smaller danger of spoilers and a bigger chance for...

Ania Ostrowska // 22 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Boyhood’s girlhood

Reviewing Richard Linklater's unique study of growing up, Sophie Mayer applauds the girlhoods that frame Mason's boyhood

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

It’s the pits – belly dancing and femininity

D.T. Dragon would rather not belly dance than change their appearance to suit norms of femininity

D. T. Dragon // 15 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Love Hotel: UK premiere and review by CN Lester

There are 37,000 Love Hotels in Japan visited by 2.8 million people every day. With unprecedented access to one of them, the Angelo in Osaka, directors Phil Cox and Hikaru...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Backstage of life: Japan’s love hotels

CN Lester praises Love Hotel, a documentary by Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda that beautifully explores the Japanese phenomenon without exploiting its protagonists

CN Lester //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Suppressed again?

A guest post from SWOU (Sex Worker Open University) about the failure of the upcoming 'Feminism in London' conference to include any sex workers on its sex work panel

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

The revolution will not be pinkified

Is it too much to ask for women's bikes and cycling accessories in colours other than pink, asks Liz Smith? And while we're at it, let's get the same specs available for the same price

Liz Smith // 11 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Girls love gigs too – so let’s make them safe

Festivals should mean fun but for women, they have become unsafe spaces. Some festival-goers shared their experiences with Laura Maw, who argues that both organisers and performers need to do more to ensure women's safety

Laura Maw // 9 September 2014

Categories: Features, Violence

New review: Sarah Jane Morris

Mainly a modern jazz soul singer, Sarah Jane Morris is perhaps most known for her 1980s pop cover of ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ with The Communards. Chrissy D has...

Holly Combe // 8 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Mama Rhythm

Mainly a modern jazz soul singer, Sarah Jane Morris is perhaps most known for her 1980s pop cover of 'Don't Leave Me This Way' with The Communards. Chrissy D has a listen to her latest album, a politically charged project produced in collaboration with musicians including Keziah Jones and Tony Rémy

Chrissy //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Swimming against the tide: disability and independence

D.T. Dragon was prescribed swimming by their GP to maintain muscle mobility - their experience makes them think sitting in the Blackpool sea is easier

D. T. Dragon //

Categories: Blog

New review: Finding Vivian Maier, by Hayley Ellis Jones

The F-Word’s contributor Hayley Ellis Jones reviews a 2013 documentary Finding Vivian Maier that you can still catch in selected cinemas. Earlier this year Hayley reviewed another documentary about outstanding...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

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