Articles from February 2017

The comic strip: limited feminism

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, depicts people's reluctance to care about feminist issues that don't affect them

Guest Blogger // 28 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Not every film about rape is a feminist film

Sophie Mayer on why she won't be seeing Elle, Paul Verhoeven's latest film which opens in cinemas soon

Guest Blogger // 27 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Whose awards are these anyway?

Natalie Wreyford, a BAFTA voter, questions the fairness of awards voting processes and shows how they can influence who wins

Natalie Wreyford // 24 February 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Uncategorized

two womenSeven times the media was awesome for bisexual representation

Mainstream media doesn’t often give the bisexual community much to celebrate, so when it does, it’s worth shouting about, writes Emily Chudy

Guest Blogger // 23 February 2017

Categories: Blog

#takehername

Musician Sula Mae encourages us all to support women in music this International Women’s Day

Sula Mae // 22 February 2017

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media

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 February 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Being Jackie

Ngaire Ruth is mesmerised by Natalie Portman’s performance as Jackie Kennedy in Noah Oppenheim and Pablo Larraín’s retelling of four days in the life of the iconic First Lady

Ngaire Ruth // 16 February 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

A night at the movies

Ali Cocksworth finds Dana Spiotta's Innocents and Others to be impressive and intricate, but questions whether the movie montage style of the narrative could leave readers feeling alienated

Ali Cocksworth // 15 February 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

The F-Word stage blog: February 2017

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

Lissy Lovett // 14 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's collection of interesting links chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 13 February 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Social media and features editors wanted

Want to get involved in the site? Read this!

Holly Combe // 12 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Punk’s pioneer

Jo Whitehead is struck by the brutal honesty in Laura Jane Grace’s moving account of being raised as a boy, navigating adulthood as an angry radical and then transitioning while fronting international anarchist punk band, Against Me!

Joanna Whitehead // 11 February 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

woman pensiveUnderstanding trauma: how women’s distress is wrongly medicalised

The medical model of care reduces women’s experiences into problems they are expected to manage themselves. This is failing us, writes Emma Hamilton

Guest Blogger // 10 February 2017

Categories: Blog

“I’m a feminist because I want a world full of multiple choice questions”: an interview with Natalie Ibu

Lissy Lovett interviews the artistic director of the British-African led theatre company, tiata fahodzi

Lissy Lovett // 8 February 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Woman of colour sadAre we really so empowered? On post-feminism and mental health

As well as being a word of strength and empowerment, feminism is too easily dismissed as whiny and entitled. This has severely damaging consequences, writes Emma Hamilton

Guest Blogger // 7 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Flipping gender stereotypes rather than challenging them?

Fleabag explores a modern woman’s experience of her sexuality in a way that flips 'male' and 'female' stereotypes but Cath Murray wonders if it could have done so in a less binary way

Cath Murray // 6 February 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

The comic strip: Women’s March

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, tackles criticism of the Women's March

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Muslim womanThe bodies of Muslim women as a political battleground

Muslim women are too often subject to opportunistic politics, including white feminism, that ignore the fact they can speak for themselves, writes Rabiah Hussain

Guest Blogger // 5 February 2017

Categories: Blog

In defence of board games as a feminist pastime

Kitty Jansz-Moore hails board games as fantastically 'equal' spaces and encourages us all to embrace our inner geek

Guest Blogger // 4 February 2017

Categories: Blog

IMP HOUR (Empower): the voices of feminism in Ireland

Tanis Smither interviews Susannah Appleby and Faye O'Rourke about women's rights in Ireland

Tanis Smither // 3 February 2017

Categories: Features

BooksIntroducing February’s guest blogger

Exploring women's experiences with mental health, we welcome Emma Hamilton, The F-Word's guest blogger for February.

Monica Karpinski //

Categories: Blog

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