Articles from April 2017

Introducing May’s guest blogger

The F-Word welcomes Madeleine Pownall, our monthly guest blogger for May

Amy Grant // 30 April 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: cake election

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, warns that cakes baked by women are not necessarily feminist cakes

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Welcome, new editors!

Two new editors join The F-Word

Editor // 26 April 2017

Categories: Blog

Mixed race friendsWhy having black friends doesn’t mean you can’t be racist

It takes more work than having a few black friends to unlearn racial prejudice and move towards equality, writes Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 25 April 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 // 24 April 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Fear in the modern world

Harriet Wailling is engaged and unnerved by three new dance pieces from 2Faced Dance

Harriet Wailling //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Be careful what you eat

Ngaire Ruth finds a great many old tropes under the fresh blood of Raw, Julia Ducournau’s debut feature

Ngaire Ruth //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Gone, but not forgotten

Harriet Kilikita finds Amy Gentry’s Good as Gone to be a gripping thriller with a sensitive and intelligent heart

Harriet Kilikita // 22 April 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Anyone but the Tories

Kate Townshend shares her exasperation with the general election, imploring us not to buy what Theresa May is selling

Guest Blogger // 20 April 2017

Categories: Blog

Standing up to industry norms

Sara Sheridan shares her experience of undertaking a feminist marketing campaign featuring a diverse range of models

Sara Sheridan // 17 April 2017

Categories: Fashion and Image, Features

Weekly round-up and open thread

Today's round-up is a bumper round-up including interesting links from the past fortnight! There's plenty of reading material to get you through the week after the long bank holiday

Lusana Taylor //

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

The F-Word stage blog: April 2017

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

Lissy Lovett //

Categories: Blog

The magical world of Karen Blixen

Emily Lawford finds much that is compelling in a new production at the Print Room

Emily Lawford // 13 April 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

An exploration of consent at the National Theatre

Naomi Westerman finds much to think about when reviewing Nina Raine’s new play, Consent

Naomi Westerman // 12 April 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Can mum be the word when it comes to modern feminism?Can mum be the word when it comes to modern feminism?

The choice to get married and have children is never a free one, but is the way we speak about how feminism intersects with this choice alienating our mothers? Hannah Murden investigates

Hannah Murden //

Categories: Family, Features

Reframing sexual violenceWe need to change the way we frame sexual violence

Some women don’t realise they are sexually assaulted until later due to internalised sexism, writes Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 11 April 2017

Categories: Blog

The ‘firsts’ are often hidden

Alessia Galatini is impressed with how the intersections of race and gender are explored in Hidden Figures

Alessia Galatini // 10 April 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Heterosexual civil partnershipsHeterosexual civil partnerships are about privilege, not equality

The fight for mixed sex, heterosexual couples to have the right to a civil partnership overlooks and dismisses a history of LGBTQ+ struggles for equality, writes Hannah Westwater

Guest Blogger // 7 April 2017

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Lusana Taylor // 5 April 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Spring 2017 playlist

Spring 2017 playlist, for your listening pleasure

Joanna Whitehead // 2 April 2017

Categories: Blog

April guest blogger The F-WordIntroducing April’s guest blogger

The F-Word welcomes Louisa Adjoa Parker, our monthly guest blogger for April.

Monica Karpinski // 1 April 2017

Categories: Blog

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