Articles from November 2016

Female bloggerGot something to say? Say it as an F-Word writer

Are you a keen feminist writer with a story to tell, but are craving the right platform? The F-Word are looking for monthly guest bloggers

Monica Karpinski // 30 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Breaking boundaries

Harriet Kilikita reviews Open Clasp’s play Key Change and applauds its powerful and unflinching exploration of the lives of women prisoners

Harriet Kilikita //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Navigating feminist choice

As a relatively new feminist, Jennifer Evans supports individual choice but worries about the consequences of women in the public eye being overtly sexualised

Jennifer Evans // 29 November 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 // 28 November 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

The comic strip: Did you come here on your own?

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is back and taking on the double standards of solo travel

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Little Red Riding Hood handmade figureTravelling alone: the Big Bad Wolf is not on every corner

We won't stop attacks on solo female travellers by staying indoors or following contrived Government guidelines, argues Jane Buffham

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2016

Categories: Blog

The F-Word is recruiting new editors

The F-Word is looking for new editors, with roles available for Social Media and Visual Arts/Photography

Shoshana Devora // 25 November 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 // 21 November 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Seeking peace through stitching

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in the stagecraft of The Sewing Group but it ultimately leaves her wanting more

Lissy Lovett // 18 November 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Woman looking worriedWhat the US election taught us about feminist rage

Trump’s success, while devastating for many, shows us how feminist rage has failed and what we can do about it, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski //

Categories: Blog

On the road with Star and her mag crew

Laura James revels in the meandering story of a group of young misfits in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

Laura James // 16 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

A lesson in victim blaming

If even little girls doing cartwheels are being told to cover up in case they get teased, no wonder victim blaming is so ingrained in our society, argues Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 15 November 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 // 14 November 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

When wounded bodies give birth: what we ought to know

People who have experienced sexual violence may find childbirth particularly traumatic. Julie Xuan argues that healthcare providers must reach out to understand these patients better

Julie Xuan //

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features, Violence

What’s gay got to do with it?

Jennifer Evans is tired of being treated differently because she is in a relationship with a woman

Jennifer Evans // 12 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Power play

Lauren Hossack gets tangled up in power relations reviewing Naomi Alderman’s latest novel

Lauren Hossack // 10 November 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Models on the catwalkIs a model-free edition of Vogue simply window dressing?

It may seem a bold move, but Vogue’s seeming celebration of real women falls short of the truth, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 9 November 2016

Categories: Blog

The New Man: becoming a father

Amy Hardcastle praises The New Man, a documentary which doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects which are still taboo in our society

Amy Hardcastle //

Categories: Films, Reviews

The F-Word stage blog: November 2016

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

Lissy Lovett // 8 November 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 // 7 November 2016

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Forever friends?

Jo Whitehead identifies with the pain and pleasure that female relationships can offer in Kerry Cohen’s Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir and wonders if we all have a Mean Girl lurking within

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Books, Reviews

‘Catfights’ and crying: let’s end harmful stereotypes of all-female teams

We've come a long way in avoiding assumptions about women as individuals, but myths about female groups are still pervasive in the workplace, argues our guest blogger

Guest Blogger // 6 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Mrs & Mrs

Our guest blogger for November, Jennifer Evans, writes about her wife, wedding and relationship

Jennifer Evans // 5 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Women in food – not just clean eating gurus

Leonie Sooke argues that women get short shrift when it comes to recognition of their professional culinary skills and are often unfairly consigned to the ‘Clean Eating’ sector

Leonie Sooke // 4 November 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features

Youtube prankstersSorry pranksters, women’s bodies aren’t playthings

New waves of self-styled pranksters are flooding YouTube, but these ‘jokes’ only normalise non-consensual use of women’s bodies for entertainment, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 3 November 2016

Categories: Blog

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