Articles from April 2015

Earth song(s)

Cazz Blase is convinced by Lila Rose's emotive plea for environmental and animal welfare on her latest album We.Animals.

Cazz Blase // 29 April 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Feminist film badass: an interview with Elisabeth Subrin

Sophie Mayer talks to Elisabeth Subrin, director of Shulie, a 1997 shot-for-shot remake of 1967 documentary about Shulamith Firestone during her time as an art student

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

April 2015 playlist

April 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 28 April 2015

Categories: Blog

Defining ourselves beyond beauty

Laura Wood on the long road to self-acceptance

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Rumpy Pumpy! misses the mark

This confused musical about sex work and the Women's Institute leaves Suzanne Duffy with more questions than it answers

Suzanne Duffy //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting articles and news stories from around the web chosen by The F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 27 April 2015

Categories: Blog

“Protecting the life of my child”

D H Kelly has a look at Louis Theroux's recent documentary, focused on the experiences of transgender children and their parents, and considers whether the programmme does justice to their stories

D H Kelly // 26 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Your title here?

If you want to write for us, there are lots of ways you can get involved

Editor // 25 April 2015

Categories: Blog

Flying high with Nightingales

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in Nightingales, a new take on a Greek myth that deals with rape, revenge and sisterhood

Lissy Lovett //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Branagh’s Cinderella: two steps back in glass slippers

Corrina Antrobus hails fabulous performances in new live-action Cinderella but is not quite convinced by Branagh's 'modernisation' of the fairy tale

Corrina Antrobus // 23 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Dementia is a feminist issue

Women make up two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK and a huge proportion of carers looking after those living with dementia, yet policy making doesn't recognise and value them. Nada Savitch speaks to women affected by dementia and calls on young women to change their futures

Nada Savitch // 21 April 2015

Categories: Activism, Body and Health, Family, Features, Interviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Lusana Taylor // 20 April 2015

Categories: Blog

Power for good?

Amelia Handy watches the recent BBC documentary about Hillary Clinton and argues that having female leadership means little if that leader's policies work to marginalise women on a national and international level

Amelia Handy // 18 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The cost of free childcare

The Conservatives launched their manifesto yesterday. If they win the election, the party pledges to give parents 30 hours of free childcare. It seems like a great woman friendly policy enabling them to work and have affordable childcare. But I disagree.

Shiha Kaur // 15 April 2015

Categories: Blog

Has the LibCon coalition kept its promises to women?

Freya Pascall looks back at the 2010 manifestos to find out what's really changed for women

Guest Blogger // 13 April 2015

Categories: Blog

How can we change the status of our nipples?

The "Free The Nipple" campaign seeks to change our culture's anxiety about women's nipples. D H Kelly asks whether this is possible and how we might go about it

D H Kelly //

Categories: Blog

Dear White People or what happens when we pin all our hopes to one film

Grace Barber-Plentie enjoys Dear White People but only up to a point

Grace Barber-Plentie //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

Another selection of interesting links from around the web to browse through

Lusana Taylor //

Categories: Blog

The leader of the pack?

Dawn Kofie reports on the antics in Raised By Wolves so far and finds the show warm-hearted and often funny, although sometimes a little thin on plot

Dawn Kofie // 10 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Disabled people do not need your validation

Rachel Charlton-Dailey is our April guest blogger. For over half of my life, I have lived with disability; I have Lupus, Arthritis, Dyspraxia, Osteoporosis and Depression. The thing with all...

Rachel Charlton-Dailey // 9 April 2015

Categories: Blog

Girls and the city

Ania Ostrowska recommends The Group, a cinematic grandmother of Sex and the City and its cousins

Ania Ostrowska // 6 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Lusana Taylor //

Categories: Blog

New review: The Fall

Agata Ostrowska watches crime drama The Fall and is impressed by the staunchly feminist approach of the show’s protagonist and her portrayal by Gillian Anderson. At first glance, The Fall...

Holly Combe // 5 April 2015

Categories: Blog

A Stella performance

Agata Ostrowska watches crime drama The Fall and is impressed by the staunchly feminist approach of the show's protagonist and her portrayal by Gillian Anderson

Agata Ostrowska // 3 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

April guest blogger

Introducing Rachel Charlton-Dailey as our April guest blogger! A 26 year old PR student, writer and all round gob on a stick. Rachel is addicted to social media, takes too...

Josephine Tsui // 1 April 2015

Categories: Blog

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