Articles from August 2017

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 August 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

I believe in straight people

A study claims to prove than straight women lie about their same-sex desires, but D H Kelly argues that what people say about their own sexual orientation remains the most accurate information we have on the subject

D H Kelly // 26 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part five

Here are The F-Word’s fifth set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy and theatre

Various Authors // 25 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Theatre

The F-Word August music playlist

The F-Word playlist returns in fierce mood this August

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

#ThatsHarassment campaignExamining the #ThatsHarassment campaign

Kate Harveston considers a new campaign designed to raise awareness of everyday sexual harassment

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Mother and two children on a sofaShould mums listen to the wise ladies that live in their phones?

Online parenting groups can be a source of support but can also prompt competition between mums, writes Kat Arksey

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part four

Here are The F-Word’s fourth set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering theatre, spoken word, comedy, cabaret and variety

Various Authors // 22 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Spoken Work, Theatre

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 // 21 August 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

It’s time to simplify the gender recognition process

D H Kelly makes the case for a simpler gender recognition process for trans and non-binary people

D H Kelly //

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Why we need feminist role modelsWhy we need feminist role models from a young age

Learning kindness and compassion is essential if we want our feminism to be truly progressive, writes Charlotte Wylie

Guest Blogger // 18 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part three

Here are The F-Word’s third set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy and theatre

Various Authors //

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Theatre

A man and a woman who have just got marriedIs there a feminist way to get married?

Catherine King asks whether adding your own twist to wedding day tradition is enough to divorce marriage from its patriarchal roots

Guest Blogger // 16 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part two

Here are The F-Word’s second set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy and theatre

Various Authors // 15 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Reviews, Theatre

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 // 14 August 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

“Everybody that comes here is here for a reason, whether you know it or not”

Jo Whitehead talks to the inspirational Zahra Haji Fath Ali Tehrani, director of Oxford’s Young Women’s Music Project, about getting involved in music, sexism in the music industry and maintaining a safe and creative space for the young women of Oxfordshire

Joanna Whitehead // 11 August 2017

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Education, Features, Feminism, Interviews

High heels and employers’ ‘freedom’ to impose

Holly Combe considers the possibility of employers being forced not to force women to wear high heels

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part one

Here are The F-Word’s first set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering theatre, comedy, cabaret and variety

Various Authors // 10 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Spoken Work, Theatre

Banning sexist ads will benefit the youngest in our society

Sexist advertising is part of a culture that teaches girls they exist to serve men and not themselves, writes Sarah Wilson

Guest Blogger // 9 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Little girls are children too

Megan Potts asks why we put such high standards on young girls but 'boys will be boys'

Megan Potts //

Categories: Family, Features, Stereotypes

Non-monogamy for beginners

Zoe Russell reads Is Monogamy Dead? by Rosie Wilby and believes it could potentially be a good starting point for ‘not-yet non-monogamists’ but perhaps relies too much on the author’s personal experience

Zoe Russell // 8 August 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 // 7 August 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

A dangerous kind of forgiveness

Taryn de Vere reads South of Forgiveness by Thordis Elva and questions whether the author’s personal account of ‘forgiving’ her rapist sets an unhelpful and problematic precedent

Taryn De Vere //

Categories: Books, Reviews

Reality beats

Cazz Blase reviews Off The Radar, the very timely debut album from political electronic artist Noga Erez

Cazz Blase // 6 August 2017

Categories: Music, Reviews

Gal pals: when queer women are ‘just friends’

Sophie Jackson chats to queer women about friendship, boundaries and the hypersexualisation of queerness

Sophie Jackson // 5 August 2017

Categories: Features, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes

Time to cut the cord with the Stone Age?

Anne Charnock speculates about the future of reproduction and what scientific advances could mean for women’s rights

Anne Charnock // 3 August 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features

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