Articles from July 2016

“Go home!” The aftermath of Brexit

Following the UK vote to leave the EU, our anonymous writer describes how racist arguments have infected many communities and are now spilling out onto racist aggression on our streets

Guest Blogger // 29 July 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Racism, Street harassment

The F-Word’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe preview

Lissy Lovett rounds up The F-Word's reviews of acts at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Lissy Lovett // 28 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Shutting down the Ghostbusters hate: three films to remake with men

Chelsey Lang suggests the reverse-Ghostbusters treatment for several popular films with female leads

Guest Blogger // 27 July 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 // 25 July 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Theresa May is not my feminism

Theresa May becoming Prime Minister has been hailed by some as a victory for feminism. Osha Al-Mossallami argues that the representation of women in politics should be about more than an image

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Empowered women and unenlightened men

Rita Suszek enjoys a musical history lesson about the second wave of feminism

Rita Suszek // 21 July 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

How parents oppress their mixed race children

Our monthly guest blogger Nicola points out that mixed race children can face oppression from their monoracial parents, who shouldn't claim expertise around being mixed race

Nicola // 20 July 2016

Categories: Blog

The wrong kind of victim

Following the coverage of the Stanford university rape case, an anonymous contributor discusses her own experiences of sexual assault and the difficulties she faced when identifying herself as a victim of rape

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2016

Categories: Features, Violence

Ghostbusters reboot answers the call

Corrina Antrobus of Bechdel Test Fest hails all-women Ghostbusters as perfect summer blockbuster

Corrina Antrobus //

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 // 18 July 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

The F-Word stage blog: July 2016

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

Lissy Lovett // 15 July 2016

Categories: Blog

The editor rotates, again

Ania Ostrowska passes the editorial baton on to Holly Combe

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

No more bro talk

Bro talk isn’t just a bit of fun – our guest blogger Nicola writes about how sexist and demunizing it can be

Nicola // 14 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Girls of summer

Women talking about, making and playing music. In a town near you. Hopefully

Joanna Whitehead // 12 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Lusana Taylor // 11 July 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Sawdust and sisterhood

Flora Herberich writes about the role of women in contemporary circus and the upcoming Postcards Festival at Jacksons Lane Theatre in London

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Unsexy women: Love, sex and marginalised bodies

In a culture which categorises some groups of women as unattractive, D H Kelly explores how this has an effect far beyond whether or not we find love or get laid

D H Kelly // 8 July 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Racism, Sex and Relationships

From Serena Williams to Sonita Alizadeh: women in docs at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

Ania Ostrowska looks at women on screen and behind the camera at the recent Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s biggest documentary festival

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Films, Reviews

The illusion of neutrality

Although in an ideal world, we would be able to judge situations neutrally, our guest blogger Nicola explains how often judgements are biased in the favour of oppressors

Nicola // 7 July 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 // 5 July 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Diversity of women’s voices at the Chinese Visual Festival

Nuala Gathercole Lam chats to the festival’s curator Xie Jingjing and filmmaker Yang Lina who both offer insights into Chinese women in film and on screen

Nuala Gathercole Lam //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Workplace bullying is a feminist issue

Our guest blogger for July, Nicola, writes about her experiences of workplace bullying and why it is a feminist issue

Nicola // 3 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Introducing July’s guest blogger

An introduction to our guest blogger for July, Nicola

Megan Stodel // 1 July 2016

Categories: Blog

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