Articles from March 2017

Paradise Lost

Sonya Lalli finds Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn to be a compelling depiction of three women's lives on the fringes of paradise

Sonya Lalli // 30 March 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

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 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Sidelined: we need to get serious about girls’ participation in sport

The need to control and emphasise the way women look and behave is having a serious impact on girls’ participation in sport, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 28 March 2017

Categories: Blog

Baby talk: what’s so bad about little girls playing mum?

Sally Parkin, our monthly guest blogger for March, argues that playing parent teaches children about responsibility and empathy, so we shouldn't be so quick to discourage little girls from dolls

Guest Blogger // 27 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: gender assumptions

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is fed up with correcting people's assumptions about gender

Guest Blogger // 25 March 2017

Categories: Blog

All singing, all dancing, all rather toxic

D H Kelly enjoys the brilliant comic songs in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but is disappointed by the show’s treatment of mental ill health and its reliance on toxic heteronormative romantic messages

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Categories: Reviews, Television

The downfall of Lena Dunham

Sophie Lloyd explores how Lena Dunham’s careless statements might preclude her from being a women’s rights icon

Sophie Lloyd // 23 March 2017

Categories: Features, Feminism

Opening up the birth story

Ashley Cook commends Pamela Erens’ Eleven Hours for its visceral and evocative depiction of the experience of labour

Ashley Cook // 22 March 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Savour the detail

Sarah Wishart could have watched the characters in Kelly Reichardt's latest film Certain Women all night long

Sarah Wishart // 21 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

He said, she said: the misogyny of the casual pronoun

Beth Leslie argues that use of gender-specific pronouns is often a microaggression and we cannot achieve a more equal society until we overcome our inherent bias

Guest Blogger // 20 March 2017

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 //

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

A new tool kit for living a feminist life

Evelyn Deshane reviews Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed and finds it an invaluable resource for assembling your own feminist ‘tool kit’

Evelyn Deshane // 19 March 2017

Categories: Books

Navigating girlhood

Sarah Wishart is impressed by the hypnotic performance of a girl on the cusp of teenagehood in The Fits

Sarah Wishart // 17 March 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews, 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 // 15 March 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

You are born free and you are born brave

Ania Ostrowska chats to Erin Heidenreich, director of documentary Girl Unbound showing at the Human Rights Watch Festival in London

Ania Ostrowska // 13 March 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Fitting in – why bras should support more than just our breasts

Nursing bras should boost self-esteem as well as boobs, argues Sally Parkin

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Categories: Blog

Speaking out in the workplace

Rhianna Goozee is shocked that unchallenged harassment is still an issue for many women in their jobs

Rhianna Goozee // 10 March 2017

Categories: Features, Work and Play

The F-Word stage blog: March 2017

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

Lissy Lovett // 9 March 2017

Categories: Blog

Rock-a-lie: single mums deserve better

Despite its huge popularity, Clean Bandit's 'Rockabye' sends out a troubling message to single parents and their children, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 8 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The power of a loving couple

Emily Chudy reviews touching civil-rights drama Loving, exploring the lessons that still need to be learnt from one marriage that changed the course of history

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Categories: Films, Reviews, 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 // 6 March 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

“I’m not a TERF, but…”

Jo Whitehead despairs at Jenni Murray’s recent assertion that trans women cannot be ‘real’ women

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Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Language, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

Why can’t Theresa May put women first?

The Human Rights Act is a lifesaving piece of legislation for women, so why, asks Jennifer Hudson, is the Prime Minister so keen to scrap it?

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Close-up of woman's eyesWho is speaking up for women seeking care for mental health?

Vulnerable young women are being denied the care they need when it comes to mental health. Emma Hamilton asks: who will speak up for them?

Guest Blogger // 4 March 2017

Categories: Blog

A fever you can’t sweat out

Sarah Tinsley reviews Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin and finds it to be a powerful and haunting novel which grips to the very end

Sarah Tinsley // 3 March 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

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