Articles from June 2015

June 2015 playlist

June 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 30 June 2015

Categories: Blog

The likeability factor

Do we judge women more harshly than men? Do feminists need to be likable? The Legacy asks difficult questions about gender and social conscience, writes Suzanne Duffy

Suzanne Duffy //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

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

Lusana Taylor // 29 June 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Feminist apocalypse, now!

Wedaeli Chibelushi is charmed by Jenny Hval’s explicitly (and explicit!) feminist new album Apocalypse, Girl

Wedaeli Chibelushi //

Categories: Music, Reviews

This film is hmmm…

Holly Millar sees potential in the story at the heart of agnès b.’s debut feature but is disappointed with how it was executed

Holly Millar //

Categories: Films, Reviews

The delayed appreciation of Delaunay

Striking, colourful and innovative, the work of Sonia Delaunay has been uncelebrated for too long; Kyra Sian reviews the retrospective at Tate Modern

Kyra Sian // 26 June 2015

Categories: Art, Reviews

Black, proud and punk

Amy Squirrell chats about race, punk and DIY culture with Big Joanie, the all-female, black punk band

Amy Squirrell // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Interviews

Real Men are dodging the reality of manhood

Kevin Queer on the Real Men movement, and why hugs and prayer bowls are not going to address problems of patriarchy and power

Kevin Queer //

Categories: Features, Men

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 // 22 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Moving on from the beach body

Zoe Margaro Guttenplan on why the “Beach Body Ready” ads were only the tip of the iceberg in the war on women’s bodies.

Guest Blogger // 20 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Welcome to our newest editors!

Two new section editors join the team - come say hello

Editor // 18 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Dressing outside the box

Sara Upton writes about the parents and retailers dressing kids outside the "pink for girls and blue for boys" box, and why the "agender fashion" movement is becoming ever more popular.

Guest Blogger // 17 June 2015

Categories: Blog

A kinder, gentler Litchfield?

Sasha Garwood follows up on Dawn Kofie's recap of season two of Orange is the New Black, with the lowdown on the first episode of season three

Sasha Garwood // 16 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

My public body

When Sephy Hallow decided to change her body, everyone seemed entitled to comment

Guest Blogger // 15 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Lusana Taylor //

Categories: Blog

Why a group of artists from Tbilisi had their visa applications refused

The New Collective are a group of women invited to bring their performance art to an international festival held in the UK. Megan Stodel sees a worrying sign in the refusal of their visa applications

Megan Stodel // 14 June 2015

Categories: Blog

The ‘othering’ of sexual violence

Issy Houston argues that sexual violence crosses cultural boundaries

Guest Blogger // 11 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Electrifying quest

Kat Wootton praises Electricity for its original take on a classic quest narrative and clever stylistic solutions

Katherine Wootton // 10 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

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Helen G // 7 June 2015

Categories: Events

Orange is the New Black is Back

US women's prison comedy-drama Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix on 12 June. Before the inevitable back-to-back marathon watching sessions commence, Dawn Kofie provides a recap of season two and considers what might be on the agenda for season three

Dawn Kofie // 4 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Military monologues

Mattie Lacey-Davidson finds the seven monologues created from the stories of real US servicewomen intense and impactful, recommending The Lonely Soldier Monologues for its important messages

Mattie Lacey-Davidson //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

“I’m in the fucking band!”

Tomboy give it some attitude, says Cazz Blase

Cazz Blase // 2 June 2015

Categories: Music, Reviews

Origins: Festival of First Nations (London, 9-24 June)

Sophie Mayer previews the film programme of Origins: Festival of First Nations that celebrates female filmmakers from across the globe, telling the stories of Indigenous women

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Lusana Taylor //

Categories: Blog

Practicing while female continued: Stryx

Alicia interviews one of the directors of STRYX, a contemporary art space led by women.

Alicia Rodriguez // 1 June 2015

Categories: Blog

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