Articles from May 2017

The sweat behind the words

Evelyn Deshane reviews Notes from a Feminist Killjoy by Erin Wunker and admires the author’s demonstration of the physical exertion and ‘sweat’ behind the process of writing

Evelyn Deshane // 30 May 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

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Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Speak to us!

The F-Word is running a short reader survey

Lissy Lovett // 29 May 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Feminist relationships

Cartoonist-in-residence, Silvia Carrus, depicts some of the pitfalls of heterosexual partnerings

Guest Blogger // 28 May 2017

Categories: Blog

The (anti)feminist teachers in popular media

Our monthly guest blogger, Madeleine Pownall, worries about what the portrayal of women in popular media is teaching us about gender and sexuality

Guest Blogger // 27 May 2017

Categories: Blog

The secret lives of white middle class America

Nick Beard is impressed with the nuanced way in which Big Little Lies deals with domestic violence and the emotional aftermath of rape

Nick Beard // 24 May 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

The rise and rise of lad culture on campus

Chloe Price is alarmed by the increasing misogyny and sexist attitudes of male students, and calls for urgent action to make women safer at university

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Categories: Blog

Close-up of a woman's faceIt’s time to talk about endometriosis

Healthcare and medicine may be improving rapidly, but why do women still face a barrier of shame in the doctor’s office? Asks Emily Chudy

Guest Blogger // 23 May 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 // 22 May 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

A story that breaks the skin

Hannah Atkinson reviews Meena Kandasamy’s When I Hit You and finds it a heart-breaking and stunningly realistic portrayal of one woman’s experience of an abusive relationship

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Categories: Books, Reviews

Is our sexual health the final unexplored frontier?

Mother Pearl calls on us to start talking about our libidos and feeling more comfortable with low sex drives

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Categories: Blog

Building a diverse picture resource

We have created a Flickr group for F-Word readers and contributors to share their own photos or illustrations featuring under-represented groups, with a particular focus on images that are both of and by disabled people

Holly Combe // 20 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Please stop calling your daughters ‘stupid’

Madeleine Pownall argues that we should be careful how we label our children, as words are powerful and can have a lasting impact

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Categories: Blog

No-fault divorce: time for the UK to catch up?

Mercedes King-Jones thinks it's time for the law to recognise unhappiness in marriage as a reason to seek divorce

Guest Blogger // 19 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Egg freezing is not a perkEgg freezing isn’t a perk; it’s a choice

British companies could offer female employees the option to freeze their eggs in order to focus on their careers. This is anything but liberating, writes Laura Cooke

Laura Cooke // 18 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Dance meets digital

Lissy Lovett admires new installation Virgin Territory but does not quite agree with its viewpoint

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Categories: Art, Reviews, Theatre

Femininity, sexuality and technicolour magic

Becky Kukla thinks that The Love Witch’s kitsch and technicolour style and insightful view of sexuality, feminism and gender in our world today make the film an instant classic

Becky Kukla // 17 May 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

My rape wasn’t dramatic – but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t real

Our monthly guest blogger, Madeleine Pownall, welcomes the portrayal of rape in Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and argues that lack of resistance does not constitute consent

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Categories: Blog

Two women speak

No Place for a Woman’s treatment of mental health strikes a chord with Samuel Sims

Samuel Sims // 16 May 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Outdated information is a threat to asylum seekers

Incorrect information has been harming people seeking asylum in the UK on the grounds of sexual orientation. Megan Stodel warns there could be more outdated and weak evidence being used

Megan Stodel //

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 // 15 May 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

The D Word

Jackie Thomas argues that we need to shine a spotlight on dementia as the leading cause of death for women and introduce a gender-specific approach to tackling the disease

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Categories: Blog

Getting to the heart of the matter

Jemma Morgan finds Susan Hill’s From the Heart to be a poignant exploration of a woman’s experience in the 1950s, but urges us to tackle issues of inequality in the present, rather than simply looking back at the past

Jemma Morgan // 10 May 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

The F-Word stage blog: May 2017

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

Lissy Lovett //

Categories: Blog

13 Reasons Why Hannah Baker could have been me – and how the series lets us both down

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Caitlin Logan makes the case for better mental health representation on our screens

Caitlin Logan // 9 May 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Television

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