Articles from July 2017

How to be a feminist porn director

Laura Elias Casas interviews two women porn industry figures about where, how and why feminism fits in

Laura Elias Casas // 30 July 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

What does it mean to be gay in 2017?

Jennifer Richards considers how attitudes to the LGBT+ community have changed and what that means to young queer people today

Jennifer Richards // 28 July 2017

Categories: Activism, Features, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes

The F-Word is recruiting!

The F-Word is looking for UK-based volunteers to join our team of editors. We have two roles available: features (co-editing with Sophie and guest blog content (co-editing with Monica)

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Blog

And our new editor is… Joanna Whitehead!

The rotating editorship passes from Holly Combe to Joanna Whitehead

Holly Combe // 27 July 2017

Categories: Blog

The F-Word stage blog: July 2017

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

Lissy Lovett //

Categories: Blog

Fighting sexist stereotypes – a breakdown of the new report from Advertising Standards Agency

Rob Harding breaks down what this recent report on gender stereotypes in advertising actually means

Rob Harding // 26 July 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Stereotypes

How travelling alone can help you become a better feministHow travelling alone will help you be a better feminist

Taking yourself out of your comfort zone can be a great help in unlearning internalised misogyny, writes Charlotte Wylie

Guest Blogger //

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 July 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

The Thirteenth Doctor

It’s time the ‘jokes’ about the new female Doctor Who are considered for what they really are, argues Amy Roskilly

Guest Blogger // 22 July 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Stereotype bags

The F-Word's resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, shows that gender stereotypes very often do not fit comfortably

Guest Blogger // 21 July 2017

Categories: Blog

One woman’s voice

Megan Stodel finds that OperaUpClose’s La Voix Humaine doesn’t go far enough in its attempt to subvert the opera’s gender roles

Megan Stodel // 20 July 2017

Categories: Music, Reviews, Theatre

A tale of unlikeable women

Sarah Tinsley applauds Helen McClory’s Flesh of the Peach for refusing to shy away from women’s less palatable traits and experiences

Sarah Tinsley //

Categories: Books, Reviews

The Feminist Library - Anaïs CharlesFighting for The Feminist Library with film

The Feminist Library is a treasure trove of feminist history and needs support more than ever, which is why Anaïs Charles made a film about it

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2017

Categories: Blog

A new twist on some old standards

Nick Beard cooks and bakes her way through 2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain’s first cookbook Nadiya’s Kitchen and finds herself asking some thought-provoking questions along the way

Nick Beard // 18 July 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Weekly round-up and open thread

A selection of interesting links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team, including some articles for International Non-Binary People's Day which took place on 14 July

Lusana Taylor // 17 July 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Does bubble tea taste better when it’s made by white people?

Josephine Tsui reflects on a recent trend in cultural appropriation

Josephine Tsui // 13 July 2017

Categories: Blog

A terrifyingly tangible future

Despite some changes to her beloved novel, Becky Kukla thinks the serial adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is looking great

Becky Kukla //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Wonder Woman wouldn’t fight for the IDF

Andrea Marks-Joseph responds to the mainstream feminist movement's reaction to the 2017 Wonder Woman film

Andrea Marks-Joseph // 12 July 2017

Categories: Features, Films, Politics and Current Affairs

Having compassion online can make you a better feministHaving compassion online will help you be a better feminist

In an age of what feels like perpetual bad news and division, better feminism relies on compassion and patience online, writes Charlotte Wylie

Guest Blogger //

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 // 10 July 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

“We would die for our activism”

Joanna Whitehead grills “London’s most badass scream queens”, Skinny Girl Diet

Joanna Whitehead // 9 July 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Rows of books at a marketIntroducing July’s guest blogger

The F-Word welcomes Charlotte Wylie as this month's guest blogger

Monica Karpinski // 7 July 2017

Categories: Blog

Strange Love

Ali Cocksworth finds Strange Heart Beating to be an interesting study of grief and relationships, but feels that at points the novel privileges craft over emotional depth

Ali Cocksworth // 6 July 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Hope springs

Guest blogger Holly Donovan writes about the sexism she has encountered in the acting industry and her plans to change that culture

Guest Blogger // 5 July 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 // 4 July 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

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