Articles from June 2017

Women and music festivals, again…

Cazz Blase argues that we need to seriously reconsider the pulling power of women performers at festivals

Cazz Blase // 30 June 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

Feisty one, you are!

Leah Holroyd questions why women are called 'feisty' in the workplace, and whether this is undermining women in business

Leah Holroyd // 29 June 2017

Categories: Features, Work and Play

Blonde woman thinkingBeauty standards differ, but the pressure to meet them doesn’t

The ideal body type may differ across countries, but the pressure to appear a certain way affects women all the same, writes Kate Harveston

Guest Blogger // 28 June 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 // 27 June 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Down the rabbit hole

Lauren Hossack finds Sympathy an insightful and compelling exploration of our increasingly digital lives

Lauren Hossack // 26 June 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Feminist FightbackSupporting the LSE cleaner’s strike from the picket lines

The cleaners at LSE recently went on strike for better pay and conditions. This is a feminist issue, writes Vanessa Griffin

Guest Blogger // 24 June 2017

Categories: Blog

Grenfell Tower is about race and class

Grenfell Tower has become a symbol of systemic, institutional and structural inequality argues Joanna Whitehead

Joanna Whitehead // 22 June 2017

Categories: Blog

Anne with an EAnne with an E tells the trauma of adoption like it is

Alessia Galatini watches Netflix’s recent adaptation of L.M Montgomery’s 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables and finds it takes a stand on what it means to be a good parent

Alessia Galatini // 21 June 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 - includes links on Grenfell Tower and the Finsbury Park Mosque terrorist attack

Lusana Taylor // 20 June 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

The F-Word stage blog: June 2017

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

Lissy Lovett //

Categories: Blog

Diversity in Parliament: time for gender quotas?

The stagnation in numbers of female MPs can only be successfully addressed with legislation, argues Jackie Thomas

Guest Blogger // 17 June 2017

Categories: Blog

Affording abortion

The Supreme Court has ruled the people from Northern Ireland can't access abortions on the NHS in England. Megan Stodel criticises the inequality this causes

Megan Stodel // 16 June 2017

Categories: Blog

“I am drawn to the fire”: Being Ruby Rich programme at London Barbican next week

Sophie Mayer introduces Being Ruby Rich, programme of screenings and talks celebrating feminist film critic coming to London next week

Sophie Mayer // 15 June 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 – includes articles on the UK General Election and the recent Wonder Woman film, which has been dividing opinion

Lusana Taylor // 14 June 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

How you can drive the change you want to see in advertising imagery

Heidy Rehman encourages us to click on and purchase from a diverse range of images of women

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

An upbeat, upward trajectory

The recent release of Octo Octa’s latest album 'Where Are We Going?' leaves Joanna Whitehead in no confusion that the only way is up for Maya Morrison-Bouldry

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Features, Interviews

Bodies are not bargaining chips

Reproductive rights cannot be on the negotiating table, Zoe Russell writes, as discussions between the Conservatives and DUP continue

Zoe Russell // 11 June 2017

Categories: Blog

No man’s land belongs to women

Becky Kukla enjoys Wonder Woman so much that she cannot wait to see more superhero films directed by women

Becky Kukla //

Categories: Films, Reviews

DIY Cultures 2017 shows us that counterculture is alive and thriving

Erin Aniker chats with festival founders Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee and Sofia Niazi

Erin Aniker // 8 June 2017

Categories: Activism, Art, Books, Comics, Culture and Media, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Law, love and the era of the alt-right

Becky Kukla is impressed with how The Good Fight tackles issues in the current political climate

Becky Kukla // 7 June 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Singing the unsayable

New York folkatronic duo, Overcoats, and their dark and sweet anthems for living captivate Cazz Blase

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team - includes articles on International Sex Worker Day and the UK General Election

Lusana Taylor // 6 June 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

A rather tame riot

Cath Murray is slightly disappointed with the slow burning fifth season of the iconic Netflix prison drama, Orange is the New Black

Cath Murray //

Categories: Reviews, Television

A literary masked ball

Author Helen Taylor explores the concept of the pseudonym and forces herself to confront her own preconceptions around what it is to be a 'woman writer'

Helen Taylor // 5 June 2017

Categories: Books

The magic touch

Sarah Tinsley praises Laura Dockrill’s Aurabel for its surprisingly gritty take on the fantasy YA novel

Sarah Tinsley // 1 June 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

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