Articles from July 2015

Is it too much to ask?

Alexandra Collinson asks why the media continues to sideline the careers and achievements of famous women in favour of their dresses and husbands

Guest Blogger // 31 July 2015

Categories: Blog

“If you’ve written good characters, I think that their colour drops away”: interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood

Grace Barber-Plentie talks to Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Beyond the Lights, about feminism, “black films” and the importance of a good soundtrack

Grace Barber-Plentie //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

What about Mrs Munro?

Victoria O’Neill traces the thread of exclusion of women from all fun activities, investigative and beyond, in otherwise brilliant Mr Holmes

Victoria O'Neill // 30 July 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Badass and disinclined to diet

Megan Stodel leaves Luisa Omielan’s stand-up show feeling inspired despite the occasional misstep

Megan Stodel // 29 July 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

A spiraling stairwellLosing housing benefit will put young women in danger

The Welfare Reform Bill is abolishing housing benefits for adults under 21. D H Kelly explains why this will put young people at greater risk of domestic violence

D H Kelly // 27 July 2015

Categories: Blog

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 //

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Salander’s legacy

Did The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo introduce a new type of hero? Agata Ostrowska thinks so, and discusses two examples from current TV shows

Agata Ostrowska //

Categories: Features, Television

The double whammy of sexism and racism

P. Kaur notices an increase in sexually explicit racist hate speech and asks whether women be sexually available to qualify for a place in the UK

Guest Blogger // 26 July 2015

Categories: Blog

The man found guilty of abusing me walked free with a £500 fine

When Emily's* sexual abuser was sentenced to a fine and community service, she started a petition calling for mandatory minimum sentencing

Emily Warren //

Categories: Features, Violence

Jurassic World and the man-o-sphere

Tony Mckenna offers a snappy take on Jurassic World’s crude reinforcement of the 'natural' order among dinosaurs as well as humans

Tony Mckenna // 22 July 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

We need to stop talking about triggers and start talking about access

D H Kelly argues that the semantics of "trigger warnings" is perpetuating a harmful debate

D H Kelly // 21 July 2015

Categories: Education, Features

A life for themselves

Sasha Garwood attends the preview of a forthcoming three-part BBC serial telling the story of the Bloomsbury group and sisters, writer, Virginia Woolf and, artist, Vanessa Bell

Sasha Garwood //

Categories: Reviews, Television

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 // 20 July 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Becoming a champion

Naomi Paxton finds beatboxer Grace Savage’s show powerful, with a display of impressive talent combined with a critique of the sexism that has accompanied her rise

Naomi Paxton //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

More than “just” a singer

In the wake of their new album Deep in the Iris, Braids’ Raphaelle Standell discusses feminism, music industry double standards and why you really need to hear her vocals

Stephanie Phillips // 19 July 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

A response to Sarah Vine

Helen Raymond has a few words for Sarah Vine, Daily Mail columnist

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

A letter to the man who called me a cunt at a Take That gig

Felicity Hannah describes her experience of harassment at a Take That gig with her disabled sister - and she's not taking it lying down. Here is her letter to the man who harassed her

Guest Blogger // 17 July 2015

Categories: Blog

Respond to the consultation on reporting gender pay gaps

You have until 6 September to complete the government's consultation on their commitment to bringing in regulations that will lead to large businesses publishing information on pay and gender; Megan Stodel outlines the background and benefits

Megan Stodel // 16 July 2015

Categories: Blog

On sex and subjectivity

Katherine Wootton laughs out loud at A Third, a new comic play that exhibits one couple’s attempt to open up their relationship

Katherine Wootton // 14 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Come to think of it, why do we want to have children?

Women in their 30s are under plenty of pressure to reproduce now or regret it later. It isn’t easy to resist this pressure either; but do we ever really question our motives behind wanting children? Rosie Driffill thinks asking ourselves why we think we want children might be a start

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

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 // 13 July 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

More Frida needed

The Four Fridas is a tender hymn about disability and love-song to the moving body but a poor paean of praise for the artist at its centre, Ettie Bailey-King writes

Ettie Bailey-King // 12 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The editor rotates

The rotating editorship passes from Megan Stodel to Ania Ostrowska as another year flies by

Editor // 8 July 2015

Categories: Blog

Be good. Be pretty. Be chosen

As a new adult edition of Louise O'Neill's dystopian debut hits the bookshops, Gemma Fraser explains why every feminist should pick up a copy of Only Ever Yours

Gemma Fraser //

Categories: Books, Reviews

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 // 6 July 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

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