Articles from August 2015

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 // 31 August 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Ancient herstory

Pooja Kawa previews the first episode in a four-part BBC Two series on the history of women, from the beginning of civilisation to the present day

Pooja Kawa //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Not laughing

Lissy Lovett is dismayed again at the lack of representation of the female comedians at Edinburgh Fringe

Lissy Lovett // 28 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Plenty of art… but where’s the asking?

Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking is emotional and inspiring, but when it comes to the big questions she misses the mark, says Ashley Cook

Ashley Cook //

Categories: Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Being invisi-bi

How can we talk about people in a way that acknowledges bisexuality? Megan Stodel explores the barriers and looks for answers

Megan Stodel // 27 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Why I refuse to wear high heels

Kerry Flint points to a double standard in footwear

Guest Blogger // 26 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Why we’re Raising Films

Sophie Mayer introduces Raising Films, a campaign aiming to bring diversity and sustainability into the film industry by organising parents and carers

Sophie Mayer // 25 August 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 // 24 August 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Peverted in Soho

Ettie Bailey-King enjoys Perverts: a joyful hybrid of music hall, freakshow Victoriana, stand-up and musical comedy that’s even better than the sum of its parts

Ettie Bailey-King //

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Feminism 400 years ago

Charlotte Rowland applauds The Heresy of Love, a new play about the struggles of 17th century nun and playwright Juana Inés de la Cruz

Charlotte Rowland // 23 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Deferring a key, a ring and motherhood for my backpack and passport. Am I doing life wrong?

Ashton Simpson writes about her choice as a young woman to travel and asks why so many still find it troubling when young women don't adhere to the socially accepted paths of mortgage, marriage and motherhood within the expected timeframe

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Not quite a chorus of approval

Naomi Paxton enjoys the upbeat humour of the new adaptation of Lysistrata but finds it can be difficult to follow and slow at times

Naomi Paxton //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Why do women only make up 11% of the 2 million British construction industry workers?

Lekha Mohanlal wants to know why the UK construction industry boom hasn't attracted many women - are women really afraid to don their overalls, or is it more that they don't realise the opportunities are there?

Guest Blogger // 21 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Authenticity in a sci-fi world

D H Kelly watches Sense8 and finds a realistic depiction of human sexuality

D H Kelly // 18 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The second EdFringe 2015 comedy digest

Lissy Lovett and Megan Stodel’s last report from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

Lissy Lovett //

Categories: Comedy, 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 // 17 August 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

A Book For Her: ridiculing the sacred

Nick Beard finds sharp humour, brutal honesty and a fine introduction to the power of feminist comedy in award-winning stand-up Bridget Christie's first book

Nick Beard //

Categories: Books, Reviews

The second EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

Hot on the heels of the first batch, Megan Stodel delivers the latest F-Word theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Megan Stodel // 16 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Florence + the Machine Vol III: in which our heroine is wounded on the field of love, but learns to dance

Cazz Blase finds Florence on excellent form on her third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Cazz Blase // 15 August 2015

Categories: Features, Music, Reviews

The first EdFringe 2015 comedy digest

Lissy Lovett and Megan Stodel check out some of the women telling jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe this year

Lissy Lovett //

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

The first EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

From the experiences of young black women to depression in men via the armed forces and gendered toys, this is the first round-up of theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 from Megan Stodel

Megan Stodel // 14 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Bloody funny

Susan Harrison considers the longstanding comedy myth that female comedians make loads of jokes about periods

Susan Harrison // 12 August 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

London Feminist Film Festival: 20-23 August

Sophie Mayer previews the London Feminist Film Festival, back this year for its third edition 20-23 August

Sophie Mayer // 11 August 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 // 10 August 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Support for breastfeeding mums in the workplace

Breastfeeding advocate and mum Becky Young on her experience working for an employer who supported her breastfeeding at work, and argues that mothers need more support to manage work and breastfeeding

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

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