Articles from October 2014

October 2014 playlist

October 2014 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 30 October 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Unearthed

As our contributor Marta Owczarek says, by now probably “we’ve all heard about fracking” and most of us have heard arguments for and against the procedure (coming from the oil...

Ania Ostrowska // 27 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Unearthing the horrific

Marta Owczarek hails Jolynn Minnaar's documentary on the impact of shale gas fracking on local communities despite the film's stylistic shortcomings

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Films, Reviews

All About That Bass? All about that body shaming

Veena Chandar takes issue with 'All About That Bass' and its implication that we should only appreciate our bodies if boys admire them

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2014

Categories: Blog

To freeze or not to freeze

Guest blogger Izzy Woods is concerned about businesses offering to freeze employees' eggs

Guest Blogger // 21 October 2014

Categories: Blog

New feature: High heels of clay

Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models. Remember when Lily Allen wrote that great feminist song about how women shouldn’t need to...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

High heels of clay: is it any wonder our modern gods wobble?

Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models

Helen Monks //

Categories: Features, Music

Asking the right questions

Psychologist Dr Nina Burrowes talks to Lizzie Atkinson about her online video project that opens up the conversation on sexual abuse

Dr Nina Burrowes //

Categories: Activism, Interviews, Violence

Sleater-Kinney return!

The seminal trio return with a new single, 2015 tour announcement and their first album in ten years.

Joanna Whitehead // 20 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Be bothered

Rachel Boyd is enchanted by a new play from RashDash, which challenges theatrical conventions as it explores love and relationships, while remaining completely accessible

Rachel Gonzalez Boyd // 14 October 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Preview: Women Make Noise discussion

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012’s Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October...

Holly Combe // 13 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Women talk about making noise

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012's Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October about DIY feminist efforts to counter this

Julia Downes //

Categories: Books, Events, Music, Reviews

London Film Festival preview

BFI London Film Festival opened on Wednesday and I am offering you a very subjective preview by Sophie Mayer, who is is currently writing Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema....

Ania Ostrowska // 10 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Girlhoods, Margaritas and Björk: watching women at the London Film Festival

With a record-breaking number of female directors represented at this year's festival, Sophie Mayer offers a feministly subjective 'What to see' guide

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Ex Hex

Power trio Ex Hex comprises a blend of talented musicians who cut their teeth in the riot grrrl scene of the 1990s. Cazz Blase checks out their forthcoming album, Rips...

Holly Combe // 9 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Interview: Asking the right questions

Psychologist Dr Nina Burrowes talks to Lizzie Atkinson about her online video project that opens up the conversation on sexual abuse Nina’s first online video Why are sex offenders able...

Lizzie Atkinson //

Categories: Blog

The girls are back in town

Power trio Ex Hex comprises a blend of talented musicians who cut their teeth in the riot grrrl scene of the 1990s. Cazz Blase checks out their forthcoming album, Rips (released 13 October)

Cazz Blase // 8 October 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews

First Aid Kit: mini review

Joanna is blown away by First Aid Kit's glittering Royal Albert Hall performance

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Blog

Technology and body literacy

October’s guest blogger Holly Grigg-Spall discusses body literacy and its relationship with technology. Let’s get one thing straight – apps cannot predict when you are fertile or when you will...

Guest Blogger // 6 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Pop goes feminism

Feminism is becoming fashionable, but Ellie Hutchinson asks what it means for the movement to have celebrities embracing it

Guest Blogger // 3 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Three stages onstage

Suzanne Duffy commends an excellent, original idea for a play even if its execution leaves something to be desired

Suzanne Duffy // 2 October 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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