Articles from September 2015

Photo narratives of breast cancer and a feminist perspective

Philippa Chun considers how photographers can be a positive force in portraying those with breast cancer in ways that preserve their humanity

Philippa Chun // 30 September 2015

Categories: Features

Hitting the ugliness jackpot

John Servante has never been happy with his appearance. Here's why that should change

Guest Blogger // 29 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Not very happily ever after

Lyndsey Claire is nonplussed by fairytale-themed Damsel/Wife/Witch: the cast do well, but the story is simplistic and repetitive

Lyndsey Claire // 28 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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

A lesson in reality

Nick Beard watches UnREAL, a drama that takes a wry look at the construction of reality TV and its effects on both the contestants and those behind the scenes

Nick Beard // 27 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

We’re over here!

Bi Visibility Day was celebrated on 23 September. Megan Stodel starts listing ways that would help increase the visibility of bisexuality

Megan Stodel // 26 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Words, not guitar: Viv Albertine on the book she never thought she’d write

Cazz Blase speaks to Viv about her book Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys

Cazz Blase // 24 September 2015

Categories: Features, Feminism, Herstory, Interviews

Weekly Round-up and Open Thread

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

Lusana Taylor // 22 September 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Erika Lust: ten years of making films, not porn

Renowned Swedish erotic director Erika Lust shares her professional journey with The F-Word as her XConfessions come to the Raindance film fest in London

Guest Blogger // 21 September 2015

Categories: Blog

SASS Intimate Skincare: whatever you do, don’t say “vagina”

In the first guest feature of our body image series, Jade Moulds shares her doubts about SASS Intimate Skincare and why a company that can’t say the word “vagina” shouldn’t be trusted with them

Jade Moulds // 20 September 2015

Categories: Body and Health, Features

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 // 14 September 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

A girl at my door: interview with July Jung

Sophie Mayer talks to July Jung as her first feature film opens in the UK cinemas

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Blog

The impressive tawa’if

Holly Black finds the stories of the tawa’if remarkable and worthwhile, though the presentation at the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society is hard to follow

Holly Black //

Categories: Art, Reviews

Composing an alternative

Exam boards should be consciously inclusive, so Megan Stodel celebrates the recently successful campaign by a 17-year-old that will result in women composers being on the Edexcel A Level syllabus

Megan Stodel // 13 September 2015

Categories: Blog

“Calm down, dear” (and other things men said to prove that Tim Hunt isn’t sexist)

Jo Liptrott points out the irony in the Tim Hunt furore

Josephine Liptrott // 12 September 2015

Categories: Features

How Corbyn broke the mould with women-only carriages

Helen Raymond argues that Jeremy Corbyn's support for women-only train carriages is more than a political gimmick and is likely to make travelling women feel safer

Guest Blogger // 10 September 2015

Categories: Blog

To see me is to love me

A weak and uncertain supporting cast lets down an otherwise fascinating Salomé for Kat Wootton

Katherine Wootton //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Bleeding nuisance

As Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month starts, Daloni Carlisle, Ambassador for The Eve Appeal, explains why women must start talking about their period

Guest Blogger // 9 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Louise O'Neill author“We need to be constantly fighting. We need to be raising our voices”

Asking For It author Louise O’Neill talks to Gemma Fraser about rape culture, society’s fear of female sexuality, and how it feels to be the rising star of feminist fiction

Gemma Fraser //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Interviews, Religion, Violence

How to date a feminist

Clare Louise Phipps asks why it's so hard for forward women in the online dating game

Guest Blogger // 8 September 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 // 7 September 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

September 2015 playlist

September 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Blog

Me and my body image

Tilly-Jayne Kidman on her struggles with body image and how learning to focus on health has helped her to to combat negative feelings about the way she looks

Guest Blogger // 6 September 2015

Categories: Blog

September 2015 – guest writers’ series on body image

This September on the F-Word, we've got a series of guest blogs and features on body image coming up. We'll be looking at different aspects of what has been a significant talking point in 2015 for feminism. Come and take a look over the next few weeks at what our guest writers have to say about it

Liz Smith // 5 September 2015

Categories: Blog

The false rape/assault accusation trope – a bit fishy and definitely not funny

Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer is unimpressed with Home and Away's recent use of the tired and potentially harmful false rape accusation trope

Guest Blogger // 4 September 2015

Categories: Blog, Features & Reviews Round-Up

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