Articles from March 2015

March 2015 playlist

March 2015 playlist. Listen up!

Joanna Whitehead // 31 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Features & reviews round-up

Features & reviews you might have missed from The F-Word this month

Lusana Taylor //

Categories: Blog

On fatphobia, thin privilege, and ‘skinny shaming’

Sasha Garwood critique's body shaming of all sizes.

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Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

The F-Word's pick of interesting news stories and articles from the past week

Lusana Taylor // 30 March 2015

Categories: Blog

The dream of 1990s Riot Grrrl is alive and well in 2015

Lusana Taylor reviews Sleater-Kinney's first UK gig after their nine year hiatus

Lusana Taylor // 29 March 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

There’s no justification for granting rape suspects anonymity

The Home Affairs Select Committee have proposed that people suspected of sexual offences should be granted anonymity in order to protect their reputations. D H Kelly argues that this would get in the way of bringing sexual offenders to justice

D H Kelly // 26 March 2015

Categories: Blog

On step-parenting whilst bookish and queer and other such weirdnesses

Sasha Garwood writes about her experience with her step daughter

Sasha Garwood // 25 March 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Iona Sharma revels in the feminist joy of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is a lush confection: an Australian detective drama set in 1920s Melbourne, with meticulously...

Holly Combe // 24 March 2015

Categories: Blog

“I haven’t been serious about anything since 1918”

Iona Sharma revels in the feminist joy of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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Categories: Reviews, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web.

Lusana Taylor // 22 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Put a record on, make a connection

David Wilkinson exalts the liminal states LoneLady's new album inhabits

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Categories: Music, Reviews

Trigger warning: in which intent and outcome are so rarely coincident

Sasha Garwood focuses on Neil Gaiman's new book Trigger Warning

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Categories: Blog

Girls don’t need more information about what boys find attractive

Dr Aric Sigman suggests we can combat teenage girls' poor body image by asking teenage boys what they find attractive. D H Kelly discusses why this is a really bad idea

D H Kelly // 18 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Pretty on the inside, or, in which language is a bastard

Sasha Garwood discusses the problem with the word pretty.

Sasha Garwood // 17 March 2015

Categories: Blog

ESA and gender differences in suicide rates

New guidelines for Employment and Support Allowance make it harder for women with severe mental illness to be relieved of work-related activity, a decision justified by the gender difference in suicide rates. D H Kelly explains how statistics cannot keep individuals safe

D H Kelly // 16 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Apply to be one of The F-Word’s newest section editors

With a number of section editor positions available, read on to find out more about current opportunities to volunteer for The F-Word

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Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web, and a 'hello' from the new regular content editor!

Lusana Taylor // 15 March 2015

Categories: Blog

New interview: Hanna Hanra of BEAT magazine

Stephanie Phillips talks to Hanna Hanra about her vision for the independent publication BEAT and her experiences as a DJ and music enthusiast. Note from Holly: Stephanie‘s interview is my...

Holly Combe // 14 March 2015

Categories: Blog

How to Create a Magazine for the People: an Interview with Hanna Hanra

Stephanie Phillips talks to Hanna Hanra about her vision for the independent publication BEAT and her experiences as a DJ and music enthusiast

Stephanie Phillips //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

On Terry Pratchett, without whom the world is poorer

March's guest blogger Sasha Garwood reflects on the literary loss of Terry Pratchett.

Sasha Garwood // 12 March 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: India’s Daughters

Asiya Islam finds India’s Daughter, The BBC documentary on the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, neither educational nor challenging and suggests we question its purpose. Content note: Several references to...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Indian women are not the world’s daughters

Asiya Islam finds India's Daughter, The BBC documentary on the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, neither educational nor challenging and suggests we question its purpose

Asiya Islam //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Welcome new editors!

Five new editors join The F-Word team

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Categories: Blog

New review: Spiral

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral‘s “feminist anti-hero” who isn’t afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character’s personal choices. WARNING: Spoilers...

Holly Combe // 11 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Bold Berthaud

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral's "feminist anti-hero" who isn't afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character's personal choices

Dawn Kofie //

Categories: Reviews, Television

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