Articles from February 2015

Desiree Akhavan: it matters which stories we tell

Desiree Akhavan talks to Sophie Mayer about studying with Ira Sachs, getting real about onscreen sex and why we need more selfish female protagonists

Sophie Mayer // 28 February 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

New interview with Desiree Akhavan

“Love or hate Girls, Desiree Akhavan currently has what seems like the best job in the world,” says Sophe Mayer introducing her interview with director and lead of Appropriate Behavior,...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Are you enjoying Mad Men and Game of Thrones? I am… sort of

Elke Weissmann puts out a call for people to take part in her forthcoming piece of TV-related research

Guest Blogger // 26 February 2015

Categories: Blog

New Black Mirror review

What role does gender inequality play in how we approach issues of privacy and autonomy? D H Kelly follows Gemma Varnom’s Black Mirror review with an examination of the blocking...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Leave me alone

What role does gender inequality play in how we approach issues of privacy and autonomy? D H Kelly follows Gemma Varnom's Black Mirror review with an examination of the blocking theme in the show's most recent episode

D H Kelly //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s Catastrophe Irish primary school teacher and aspiring writer Sharon...

Holly Combe // 24 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Not such a disaster after all

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

The latest links from around the internet, with space to discuss in the comments

Chella Quint //

Categories: Blog

February 2015 playlist

February 2015 playlist - LGBT history month special!

Joanna Whitehead // 22 February 2015

Categories: Blog

A ray of hope from the UK Border Agency

LGB women face immense barriers when attempting to claim asylum in the UK. A new document suggests progress could be made, but as Megan Stodel writes, only if the guidance is followed

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

Fabulous feminist films in March

Hello film lovers! Hope you’re successfully stumbling through February, this renowned worst month of the year. Traditionally I am not covering the Oscars (for many reasons, but you may check...

Ania Ostrowska // 21 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Spring singing

Although a fan of progressive production company Mama Quilla, Shoshana Devora is disappointed by a fairly superficial account of women in the Arab Spring from The Singing Stones

Shoshana Devora // 16 February 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread

A round-up of the articles and blog pieces we've been reading over the past week

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Blog

Cambodian psychedelic surf-pop meets US college-rock

Helen Monks chats to Dengue Fever about their work combining elements of two musical cultures

Helen Monks // 9 February 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

A round-up of the articles and blog pieces we've been reading over the past week

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

New review: Black Mirror’s ’15 Million Merits’ and ‘White Bear’

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror‘s ’15 Million Merits’ and ‘White Bear’ episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society...

Holly Combe // 7 February 2015

Categories: Blog

“And you just watched”

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror's '15 Million Merits' and 'White Bear' episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society they depict

Gemma Varnom //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Meet Grandma Ray and her creative granddaughter

Lisa Gornick talks about her unique live drawing comedy show before its impending performance at Soho Theatre

Ania Ostrowska // 6 February 2015

Categories: Features, Interviews

On Mansplaining

'Mansplain' has become the Macquarie Dictionary 'Word of the Year 2014'. D H Kelly examines whether the over-use of this humorous term might undermine the aims of feminism

D H Kelly //

Categories: Blog

UnSlut project: help finance Slut: A Documentary Film’s post production

This is a guest post by Emily Lindin, co-director of Slut: A Documentary Film After hearing about the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in 2013, I started The UnSlut Project by...

Guest Blogger // 3 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hi All! It’s the weekly round-up and open thread. Can you believe January is over and we’re now in February? Just remember, linking here does not mean endorsement. Reasons you...

Josephine Tsui // 2 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Why should we fight to get rid of page 3?

Guest blogger Laura Brainwood (nee Doherty) writes about the frustrations with the Sun’s Page 3. For more about the recent Page 3 incidents, also check out Holly’s previous post. When...

Guest Blogger // 1 February 2015

Categories: Blog

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