Articles from November 2014

November 2014 playlist

November 2014 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 30 November 2014

Categories: Blog

The expat life: What we do

November guest blogger Nat Newman continues her series on women expats. Her previous posts have focused on herself, why women leave, and how do they juggle their family life. This...

Guest Blogger // 28 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

Here are this week's links to articles and posts we've found interesting - enjoy!

Megan Stodel // 24 November 2014

Categories: Blog

The expat life: A family portrait

November guest blogger Nat Newman continues her series on women expats. You can find her first and second posts here. A funny thing happens whenever I live abroad: I talk...

Guest Blogger // 21 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Making waves: women and electronica

Jo links to a piece covering a female-only electronic and experimental music event

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Blog

I’m a Celebrity… give me a break!

Lucy Drewery asks why mocking a person's appearance is still just seen as 'banter'

Guest Blogger // 20 November 2014

Categories: Blog

The more things change… A closer look at ‘strong’ female characters in film

This is a guest post from Chloe Darke, a freelance journalist and postgraduate student living in London. She likes books and watching crime dramas on rainy days, and hates hearing...

Guest Blogger // 18 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

We're back! After a short hiatus, here is the round up of links we've found interesting recently, plus a space for discussion in the comments

Megan Stodel // 17 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Time for feminism

Time Magazine thinks the word "feminist" should be banned; Megan Stodel thinks it isn't the word that the world has a problem with

Megan Stodel // 14 November 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Masters of Sex

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers. This review contains...

Holly Combe // 13 November 2014

Categories: Blog

“All taboos feel dangerous until they’re broken”

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers

Ailsa Bristow //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Ada & After: Women do science [fiction]: 20-23 November 2014

This is a guest post by Selina Robertson. Selina is a freelance film programmer and writer, curating queer film programmes in the UK and at international film festivals. Together with...

Guest Blogger // 12 November 2014

Categories: Blog

The expat life: why we leave

November guest blogger Nat Newman continues her series on women expats. Her first post describes herself. Her second post discusses reasons why women leave to become expats. What would it...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New review: Gone Girl

It is virtually impossible to review either Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl or its film adaptation by David Fincher (also based on Flynn’s screenplay) without major spoilers. That’s why we’re...

Ania Ostrowska // 11 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Gone Girl: condemned or hailed?

David Fincher's Gone Girl, adapted from the novel by Gillian Flynn, has been simultaneously condemned as a misogynistic portrayal of women and hailed as the birthplace of a feminist icon. Lily Kendall investigates: does it deserve either of these accolades?

Lily Kendall //

Categories: Films, Reviews

What does it mean to be vulnerable?

A disability campaign group implores people to stop describing disabled people as vulnerable. D H Kelly explores what vulnerability means, and the degree to which it is worth acknowledging

D H Kelly // 8 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Underwire festival: 11-15 November @ The Yard Theatre

It’s that time of the year again! Underwire film festival, celebrating shorts by women since 2010, is back in The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London form Tuesday to Saturday....

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Musical machinations

Although Sarah Graham would prefer less caricatured male parts, she finds Made In Dagenham: The Musical worthwhile and inspiring

Sarah Graham //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Expats

Nat Newman is our November guest blogger. She is planning to write a series of posts about women expats. This is her first post. I’m an Australian woman living in...

Guest Blogger // 6 November 2014

Categories: Blog

DIY art band Homosexual Death Drive release ‘Sunshine’ EP

Queer punks Charlotte Cooper and Kay Isgay are inviting one lucky person to accompany them on an adventure to coincide with their official EP release date (22 November)...

Holly Combe // 5 November 2014

Categories: Blog

November guest blogger

Hi everyone! For November, we have Nat Newman as our guest blogger. Nat Newman is an Australian writer currently living in Croatia – which is the UK’s newest EU neighbour....

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

New review: Siouxsie and the Banshees

Eighteen years after their split, Siouxsie and the Banshees have re-released a quartet of their studio albums, spanning 1987 to 1995, in a remastered package. Cazz Blase listens and reflects....

Holly Combe // 4 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Siouxsie and the Banshees: the final four

Eighteen years after their split, Siouxsie and the Banshees have re-released a quartet of their studio albums, spanning 1987 to 1995, in a remastered package. Cazz Blase listens and reflects

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

But yet a woman

Lissy Lovett applauds Henry IV at the Donmar Warehouse, which casts women in all the roles and tells a powerful and compelling story

Lissy Lovett // 1 November 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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