Articles from October 2015

A life well lived

Lissy Lovett finds a lot to appreciate in Gloria Steinem’s new book

Lissy Lovett // 29 October 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

Nothing feminist to detect?

Lisa Glass watches the 2015 DVD release of 1990s detective drama Chandler & Co and is disappointed with the old fashioned humour and lack of realism

Lisa Glass // 28 October 2015

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 // 26 October 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Overcoming adversity, becoming brilliant

Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Books, Features, Interviews, Reviews

A reluctant suffragette

Sophie Mayer gives Suffragette all the kudos it deserves but highlights some threads of historical and political importance the film chooses to omit

Sophie Mayer // 25 October 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

A feminist Barbie?

Mattel's new ad shows little girls dreaming big, but their bodies still have to be impossibly small, writes Shoshana Devora

Shoshana Devora //

Categories: Blog

A defiant exception

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams watches a futuristic drama set in a fictional Northern American town circa 2046 and finds a refreshing change from the usual limitations placed on female characters in sci-fi

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams // 24 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Bored of boardroom sexism

Another year, another display of the sexist tropes that hinder women in The Apprentice; Megan Stodel attempts to produce an assertive riposte but may end up just being feisty

Megan Stodel // 21 October 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 // 19 October 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

See Suffragette with other The F-Word readers!

We're giving away tickets to a special The F-Word screening of Suffragette, in partnership with Vue

Ania Ostrowska // 16 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Doctor Foster: an apologia for domestic violence?

The BBC TV series Doctor Foster has gripped viewers for five weeks. But it contains some disturbing take-home messages, writes Cath Murray

Cath Murray // 14 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Looking for the class divide

Lissy Lovett considers the intersection of gender and class inspired by two of last week's news stories

Lissy Lovett //

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 October 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Suffrajitsu with Nikki Sahota

To coincide with the release of Suffragette, women were taught self defence in a jiu-jitsu workshop

Ania Ostrowska // 12 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Women unlocking change

Recently released on DVD, 2003 BBC drama The Key follows three generations of female activists in Glasgow. Nick Beard takes a look, finding it as relevant as ever in the current political climate

Nick Beard // 11 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Girls next door who do porn

Rashida Jones’ documentary Hot Girls Wanted might not be the hard-hitting exposé of the porn industry you were expecting – but perhaps it’s not meant to be, writes Lusana Taylor

Lusana Taylor // 10 October 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

The time is NOW: we are the suffragettes

On Wednesday night, Sisters Uncut made headlines as 14 activists stormed the red carpet at the premiere of the film Suffragette

Guest Blogger // 9 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Pankhearst: pixels into knives

Andie Berryman talks to Evangeline Jennings of indie writing collective Pankhearst about the publishing process, America’s ‘war on women’ and the fury that drives her to write

Andie Berryman // 7 October 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs, Uncategorized

October 2015 playlist

October 2015 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 6 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Calm down, it’s a festival of feminist theatre

Mary Paterson finds Calm Down Dear, a festival of innovative feminist performance, has a lot to say about the conventions of looking at women

Mary Paterson //

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 // 5 October 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Happy as a clam at high water

Cazz Blase enjoys the vintage sounds of Shannon and The Clams latest album Gone By The Dawn

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Dilemmas in feminism

Sometimes there are issues that aren't easy to work out. Megan Stodel discusses why she isn't sure whether to campaign for mothers to be added to marriage certificates

Megan Stodel // 3 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Demigoddess PenthesileaDiscussing sexuality without reinforcing patriarchy

D H Kelly responds to an article which, in discussing the author's own sexuality, risks reinforcing cultural ideas which make many people feel they are sexually abnormal

D H Kelly // 2 October 2015

Categories: Blog

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