Articles from March 2016

Austerity cuts and the impact on mothers

Jane Chelliah argues that austerity measures, based on the belief that people can work themselves out of poverty, are harming both mothers and the future generations they are raising

Jane Chelliah // 31 March 2016

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 // 29 March 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Does anybody want to decriminalise sex workers?

In light of Irish and Scottish legislation based on the Swedish Model, which claims to decriminalise the sellers of sex, Molly Smith explains how feminist politicians and organisations aren't asking whether this goal is being met

Molly Smith //

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Is it time for gender neutral toilets?

Gender segregated toilets are something we take for granted, but D H Kelly argues that gender neutral public toilets might be better for everyone

D H Kelly // 28 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Is domestic violence against men a feminist issue?

With domestic violence by women against men on the rise, Jane Chelliah argues that the harm done by gender roles and essentialising makes this a feminist issue

Jane Chelliah // 26 March 2016

Categories: Blog

A shadow of progress?

Nick Beard welcomes Shadowhunters’ diverse casting when wider representation has often failed to reach television shows aimed at teenagers and young adults

Nick Beard // 25 March 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

#FeministParenting

This month, we're focusing on #FeministParenting. Comic artist, Silvia Carrus, tackles some double standards.

Guest Blogger // 23 March 2016

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

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 // 21 March 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Making jokes about ‘women things’

Nick Beard experiences a click of recognition with the comedy of Kerry Godliman

Nick Beard //

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Being a mother, being a feminist

Although Jane Chelliah has encountered schools of thought that don’t see motherhood as particularly feminist, she champions the importance of motherhood and calls for recognition that it can be empowering and crucial to some feminist identities

Jane Chelliah // 20 March 2016

Categories: Blog

STI dating sites: the sex and the stigma

Specialist STI dating websites help those diagnosed with an STI find relationships. But are they a good thing? Jo Eckersley investigates.

Guest Blogger // 17 March 2016

Categories: Blog

My safeword is no

Although safewords can be important, Zoe Russell wants to be sure that her partners still respond when she says no

Zoe Russell // 16 March 2016

Categories: Blog

An interview with actor Amy Conachan: “I couldn’t be more excited to tour with Wendy Hoose again”

Lissy Lovett interviews the actor Amy Conachan about about disability, accessible theatre and Tinder

Lissy Lovett // 15 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Respect not “accept”: interview with the maker of mould-breaking Tangerine and one of his fantastic leads

Corrina Antrobus of Bechdel Test Fest talks to director Sean Baker and Mya Taylor who plays Alexandra in his 2015 film Tangerine

Corrina Antrobus //

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 // 14 March 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Why I won’t pose for Playboy

Although Jane Chelliah’s daughter thinks Kim Kardashian’s revealing pictures are empowering, our guest blogger for March wonders if these are the choices the feminist movement should champion

Jane Chelliah // 13 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Rebuilding society

Lissy Lovett is dismayed by the response of mainstream critics to the child abuse elements of the Old Vic’s production of The Master Builder

Lissy Lovett // 10 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, 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 // 8 March 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

“When we come out, our parents go into the closet themselves”: interview with Sophia Luvarà

Ania Ostrowska chats to Sophia Luvarà about her first documentary feature Inside the Chinese Closet and recommends you check out the Human Rights Watch Festival where it will soon be screening

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

How unconscious bias is a barrier to mothers

For International Women's Day, our March guest blogger Jane Chelliah writes about the ways in which unconscious bias affects mothers, with assumptions made about them limiting their opportunities

Jane Chelliah //

Categories: Blog

Women’s voices are heard

Lauren Hossack finds that Three Generations of Women successfully melds women’s history with their present, and links individuals to a larger narrative of social change

Lauren Hossack // 7 March 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Feminist mothering

What is feminist mothering? Jane Chelliah talks about how she realised she was a feminist mother and the importance of recognising the diversity of motherhood

Jane Chelliah // 6 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Keeping Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas alive: Red Rosa

Sophie Mayer praises Kate Evans’ graphic novel about Rosa Luxemburg for its perfect pairing of word and image

Sophie Mayer // 4 March 2016

Categories: Comics, Reviews

Let me take a selfie

Sophie Turner uses the much-maligned selfie to document her life and explore her identity

Sophie Turner // 3 March 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Features, Uncategorized

A new sexual revolution?

Shoshana Devora reviews Mona Eltahawy’s book, Headscarves and Hymens, and finds it a brave and important insight into the injustice and oppression still experienced by many women in the Middle East

Shoshana Devora // 2 March 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

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