Articles from November 2015

Weekly Round-up and Open Thread

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

Lusana Taylor // 30 November 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Oh Rose, thou art sick

Deborah Nicholls-Lee argues that too much pink may be bad for your child

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Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

Who Run The World? Girls!

Jojo Khor, videographer with Who Run The World, talks about the exciting new music company that wants to bring female musicians to the front

Jojo Khor // 25 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Austerity is a political choice: join Sisters’ Uncut Funeral March this Saturday

Sisters Uncut invite you to join their anti-austerity march this Saturday in central London

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 // 24 November 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Man up or grow a pair

D H Kelly explores the contradictory uses of the word "man" to depict both personal strength and childish insecurity

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Categories: Blog

The United Ladies of Comedy

Maria Shehata has found out a lot about attitudes to comedy and to women whilst travelling the world and researching her upcoming documentary

Maria Shehata // 23 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

A fair perspective

Nick Beard watches the second series of The Affair and finds a sophisticated examination of the gap between who we perceive ourselves to be and the reality of how we behave

Nick Beard // 22 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

We want your #festivefeminism blogs!

Blog editors Liz and Lily want your festive feminist guest blogs for December! What are your feminist perspectives on the festive season and why and what are your experiences of it - good, bad or indifferent?

Liz Smith // 21 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Dear Germaine Greer

Elizabeth Howard-Ahern writes an open letter to Germaine Greer, whose troubling views on transgender issues are not consistent with an otherwise powerful feminist philosophy

Elizabeth Howard-Ahern // 19 November 2015

Categories: Features, Feminism

Romance novels and feminism genre snobsCan love conquer all – even the genre snobs?

If there are clichés and poorly-written books in every genre, Nick Beard asks, why is romance always singled out for derision?

Nick Beard //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Sex and Relationships, Uncategorized

Fringe! Fest highlight: Women and the Word director Q&A (plus competition)

Interview with Sekiya Dorsett, director of the documentary Women and the Word: The Revival Movie

Ania Ostrowska // 18 November 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 // 16 November 2015

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Not your mother’s beatboxing: the rise of women beatboxers

Victoria Bailey discusses her love of beatboxing and speaks to seminal female artists within the genre about the supportive community that exists for women beatboxers

Victoria Bailey // 14 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

All shiny surfaces, no feeling

Selina Robertson appreciates the sophisticated beauty of Todd Haynes’ Carol but blames it for draining the film’s affective energy

Selina Robertson // 13 November 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Do we value women’s work?

Global Women's Strike argue it's time to stand up for women's unpaid care work.

Guest Blogger // 11 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Underwire festival: 20-22 November @ Hackney Picturehouse

Underwire festival is back, in its sixth year, and we have some tickets for you!

Ania Ostrowska // 10 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Experimental filmmaking: Chick Strand is coming to Tate Modern

Why is Tate Modern about to screen a retrospective of one of the most significant feminist film-makers from the LA scene of the 1960s and 1970s? Selina Robertson talks to curator George Clark to find out

Selina Robertson // 9 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

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 guide to bisexuality in Britain can’t come soon enough

D H Kelly discusses the position of bisexual women and a crowd-funded book which might make a difference

D H Kelly //

Categories: Blog

Why there aren’t any straight women

Megan Stodel isn't straight, but she believes there are some women out there who are; here, she explains her controversial and seemingly science-defying position

Megan Stodel // 8 November 2015

Categories: Blog

PrEP is a game changer in HIV prevention, but why isn’t it available to women?

Susan Cole wonders why the NHS hasn't yet decided whether to make Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) available to women at high risk of contracting HIV, despite indications of its effectiveness

Guest Blogger // 7 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Downton and Dukedom: The real-life Lady Marys saving our country houses

Television drama, Downton Abbey and recent documentary, The Last Dukes both offer insights into the patriarchal traditions of the often unaccountable ruling class. Beccy Roberts challenges these traditions and discusses the importance of women in sustaining the UK’s country houses

Beccy Roberts // 6 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

An image of a sand sculpture depicting two figures leaning against one another's shoulders.We could all benefit from learning about consent

D H Kelly argues that our cultural ideas about consent are confused and contradictory and we could all benefit from learning more about it

D H Kelly // 3 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-up and Open Thread

It’s time for another round-up and links this week cover everything from Germaine Greer to C.S. Lewis. If you’d like to comment on one of the issues covered or share...

Lusana Taylor //

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

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