Articles from June 2016

How to choose our political leaders

With women in contention as leadership battles get underway, Zoe Russell urges us to look at the whole picture

Zoe Russell // 30 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Challenging austerity

While George Osborne warns of cuts ahead, Megan Stodel draws attention to the UN's recent conclusion that the UK's austerity agenda is breaching human rights obligations

Megan Stodel // 29 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Lusana Taylor // 27 June 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

The next steps

The UK is going to leave the EU; Megan Stodel thinks we need to start acting now to ensure rights and individuals are protected

Megan Stodel // 25 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Sexual orientation on the syllabus

Although feminism has been retained on the politics A Level syllabus, this writer thinks more needs to be done to educate students about LGBT rights

KS5 PolSoc // 24 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Gentrification threatens the future of the London Feminist Library

Emma Snaith investigates the potential eviction of the Feminist Library and the ongoing fight to save this vital resource

Emma Snaith // 23 June 2016

Categories: Activism, Features, Herstory

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's (slightly late) collection of links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 22 June 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

A howl in the darkness

Jennifer Brough finds that opera is an ideal medium for this new production of Sarah Kane’s classic play 4.48 Psychosis

Jennifer Brough //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Staying in for women’s rights

With the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU approaching, Megan Stodel has been looking into the EU’s record on gender equality and women’s rights

Megan Stodel // 20 June 2016

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Violence, Work and Play

This week

Megan Stodel writes about the terrible events of recent days

Megan Stodel // 17 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Human behaviour

Lauren Hossack reviews Sara Pascoe’s Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body and learns about the fascinating, complicated past and present of being a woman

Lauren Hossack // 16 June 2016

Categories: Books, Comedy, Reviews

Looking different

After one girl realises her twin brother acts differently to her, she reflects on how standards of masculinity discourage individuality among boys

KS5 PolSoc //

Categories: Blog

The F-Word stage blog: June 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in June

Lissy Lovett // 15 June 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 // 13 June 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

The F-Word is looking for editors

Are you interested in volunteering for The F-Word? We have roles available for guest blog editors, a features editor and TV, fiction and visual arts section editors - read on to find out how to apply

Megan Stodel // 12 June 2016

Categories: Blog

How Netflix is leading the way with feminist TV

In an industry where women are chronically under-represented, Ella Griffiths argues that Netflix is commissioning shows which offer a range of interesting female characters

Ella Griffiths // 10 June 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Conversations about gender identity

Mary Paterson reviews a double bill of STELLA and Adam’s Apple, both part of LIFT, and speaks with STELLA’s writer and director, Neil Bartlett

Mary Paterson //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Working at Sports Direct

A sixth form student who works at Sports Direct reflects on her concerns about gendered tasks where she works in light of the news around its troubling working conditions for some employees

KS5 PolSoc // 9 June 2016

Categories: Blog

More than objects of desire

Martha Salhotra reviews Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object and talks to the author about the writing of this new memoir

Martha Salhotra // 7 June 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

“It was such a laugh!” Writer Nell Dunn in conversation

Selina Robertson interviews Nell Dunn, novelist and the screenwriter behind Ken Loach’s first feature film Poor Cow, as the 1967 classic is re-released in cinemas

Selina Robertson //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

The ratings system

Two boys interview girls at mixed Sixth Forms and are surprised to find out how affected they are by attractiveness ratings

KS5 PolSoc //

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 // 6 June 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Women in show business

Lissy Lovett enjoys one-woman show, Becoming Hattie, and its drawing together of two different women’s lives

Lissy Lovett //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Growing up and manning up

A teenage boy worries about the pressures to be 'manly' and the impact that has as boys grow up

KS5 PolSoc // 5 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Appearances and bitching

Two A Level students talk about their concerns; one focuses on the need to be attractive, while the other calls for girls to stop criticising each other

KS5 PolSoc // 3 June 2016

Categories: Blog

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