Articles from May 2015

May 2015 playlist

May 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 31 May 2015

Categories: Blog

SERET 2015 Festival preview: Self Made

Agata Ostrowska enjoys the eeriness of Shira Geffen's new film, to be screened during the upcoming London Israeli Film and Television Festival (11-21 June)

Agata Ostrowska // 30 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Why aren’t YOU a feminist? – a question from my wife

This is a guest post by Peter Nuckley, a Liverpool born, Yorkshire living, married father of two. He is a keen writer of poetry, novels and songs surpassed only by...

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Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web as chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 25 May 2015

Categories: Blog

The antithesis of what Antigone should be

Antigone needs a young protagonist, says Stephen Whitehead. Juliette Binoche's performance in the recent Barbican production misses the point

Stephen Whitehead // 22 May 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Politics and religion

The Jewish Museum's exhibition Blackguards in Bonnets focusing on Jewish people involved in the women's suffrage movement is a fascinating find for Mattie Lacey-Davidson

Mattie Lacey-Davidson // 20 May 2015

Categories: Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 18 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Is the end of violence against women in sight?

Janey Stephenson asks what the Istanbul Convention can do to end violence against women

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Categories: Blog

Du Blonde ambition

Joanna Whitehead discusses feminism, riot grrrl and the explosive sound of Du Blonde's new album

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Categories: Culture and Media, Features

When a vampire wears a chador

Corrina Antrobus relishes Ana Lily Amirpour's self-described "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western" A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

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Categories: Films, Reviews

How (not) to talk to people with endometriosis

Kerry Campion draws up a helpful list of things you should avoid saying to people who choose to share their diagnosis of endometriosis or a similar condition

Guest Blogger // 14 May 2015

Categories: Blog

My sexuality is not a psychiatric symptom – it’s just who I am

Charlotte Dingle blogs for the F-word on the experience of being bisexual and having Borderline Personality Disorder, and how this affected her treatment by mental health professionals.

Guest Blogger // 12 May 2015

Categories: Blog

It was beyond his control

Lily Kendall hails Swedish director Ruben Östlund's latest film that regards its struggling male protagonists with sympathy but doesn't quite let them off the hook

Lily Kendall // 11 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Weekly round-up & open thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web as chosen by the F-Word team

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Categories: Blog

Practicing while female

Alicia Rodriguez analyses people's understanding of working as an artist

Alicia Rodriguez // 10 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Girlhood: just add a glimmer of hope

Huma Munshi is happy to see four black Parisian girls in a film devoted entirely to their experiences but would like to see them flourishing, not just struggling to get by

Huma Munshi // 8 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

How to play oneself

Corrina Antrobus is touched by Christian Petzold's Phoenix, an extraordinary story of postwar loss and rehabilitation

Corrina Antrobus // 6 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

“She’s getting back in the frame”: Interview with Céline Sciamma

Sophie Mayer conquers her initial self-consciousness in Céline Sciamma's cool presence and asks the director some insightful questions about her latest film Girlhood and more

Sophie Mayer // 5 May 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web as chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 4 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Girls, falling

Sophie Blaney-Parslow remains under the spell of The Falling, debut film feature by British director Carol Morley

Sophie Blaney-Parslow // 3 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

I was labelled a terrorist

Tara Costello hits back at her online aggressors

Guest Blogger // 2 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Blogging Against Disablism Day – gender, health and responsibility

On Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly explores the way that women, in particular, are held responsible for their ill health

D H Kelly // 1 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Addressing disablism at The F-Word

On Blogging Against Disablism Day 2015, we commit to tackling disablism on The F-Word

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Categories: Blog

Features & reviews round-up

Features and reviews you might have missed from The F-Word over the past month

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Categories: Blog

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