Articles from December 2014

Weekly round-up and open thread

Weekly round-up and open thread

zohra // 31 December 2014

Categories: Blog

December 2014 playlist

December playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 22 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Weekly round-up and open thread

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Blog

New review: BornRisky

Channel 4 describes Viktoria Modesta as “inspiring, unique and very hot” with “a difference that sets her apart from the idealised form of a pop artist”. Gemma Varnom asks, can...

Holly Combe // 20 December 2014

Categories: Blog

The I-word strikes again

Channel 4 describes Viktoria Modesta as "inspiring, unique and very hot" with "a difference that sets her apart from the idealised form of a pop artist". Gemma Varnom asks, can a disabled performer only be noticed or valued if her performance centres on her apparent otherness?

Gemma Varnom // 19 December 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

Are fat people disabled?

The European Court of Human Justice has ruled that, in some circumstances, fat people will be able to use disability discrimination law to respond to discrimination. D H Kelly examines whether fat people can be described as disabled

D H Kelly //

Categories: Blog

New review: Some Girls

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3’s Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we’ve come to...

Holly Combe // 17 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Finally, the girls are centre stage

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3's Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we've come to expect

Kate Bonynge // 16 December 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

Some important feminist-related and intersectional news/commentary this week, including Disabled People Against the Cuts' open Letter after the 8 December High Court ruling against their challenge to the closure of the Independent Living Fund

Holly Combe // 15 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Exceptions won’t change the rules

Amelia Handy muses on the aspirational formula behind The Apprentice and argues that quotas recommending the 'add-woman-and-stir' recipe to companies are not good enough when we have an economic system that values profit over people

Guest Blogger // 12 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Saudi activists arrested for staging protest against female driving ban

Guest blogger Jan Nadarajah writes about activists arrested for staging a protest against women driving in Saudi Arabia. Two prominent female Saudi women’s rights activists were arbitrarily detained for staging...

Guest Blogger // 10 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hi everyone! We’re counting down to the end of the year. Here’s this week’s round-up and open thread. Here we include links that we found interesting. Linking does not mean...

Josephine Tsui // 8 December 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Vessel by Liz Smith

Director/producer Diana Whitten and her team introduce their documentary Vessel thus: “Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by...

Ania Ostrowska // 6 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Reproductive choice on waves

Liz Smith praises Diana Whitten's Vessel, a documentary about Dutch pro-choice activists that reminds women not to take their reproductive rights for granted

Liz Smith //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Restrictions on porn that protect no-one

Following amendments to the Communications Act 2003 which have banned a number of acts from on-line porn produced in the UK, D H Kelly questions whether this is the way to protect children and promote sexual equality

D H Kelly // 4 December 2014

Categories: Blog

A side of Bechdel in your showcase

Although the short plays in Whoop'n'Wail Represents.... The Launch have their flaws, Rita Suszek is impressed by the focus on the female experience

Rita Suszek // 3 December 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Teen pop fandom: an adolescent rebellion

Teenage girlhood is a period strongly associated with avid pop fandom. Bridget Coulter examines this phenomenon, arguing that fan behaviour is a rebellion against a culture that constrains and controls teenage girls

Bridget Coulter //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Stereotypes

The expat life – A diplomatic career

This is Nat Newman, our November guest blogger’s last post. She has been writing about women expats. In the past month, her posts have discussed herself, why women expats leave,...

Guest Blogger // 2 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Can I interview you about leaving an abusive relationship?

Hi everyone, it’s Jess here, former editor of The F-Word. Some of you may know I have been working for the last few months on a crowdfunded project about domestic...

Jess McCabe // 1 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Weekly round-up is go.

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

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