Articles from December 2017

Austerity and mental healthCuts to health and social care will affect women the most

The disproportionate effects of austerity on women have a very real impact on their health, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 15 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Mother and daughterStop telling me my post-baby body is ‘brave’

Women don’t need to be told that we’re brave for existing in our bodies after giving birth, writes Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Four funny femmes

Four Femmes on the Thames’ show hits the mark for Rhian Evans with its ability to shout from the rooftops about ‘unladylike’ subjects and female taboos with wit and class

Rhian Evans // 13 December 2017

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Ending exploitation of migrant women starts with a fair wage

A woman's immigration status should not be something which businesses and governments use as a way to maintain cheap labour, writes Nicholl Hardwick

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Categories: Blog

Brown girl freedom

Despite being grown women, Sabah Jalal laments the lack of freedom she and her brown sisters face

Sabah Jalal // 12 December 2017

Categories: Family, Features, Sex and Relationships

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's selection of interesting links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 11 December 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Pregnancy and body hairPregnancy should be about birth, not body hair

There’s enough pressure on pregnant women to have the perfect birth without the worry of ‘embarrassing’ body hair, writes Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 9 December 2017

Categories: Blog

War stories

Huma Munshi is viscerally moved by the depiction of the effects of war in a new play at the Royal Court in London

Huma Munshi // 6 December 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's selection of links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team

Lusana Taylor // 5 December 2017

Categories: Blog, Weekly Round-Up & Open Thread

Making music outside the mainstream

Punk, singer-songwriter and academic Helen McCookerybook talks to her former student and award winning British/Polish singer Katy Carr about song writing, blackbirds, Eric Ravilious and why a loaf of bread is not just a loaf of bread. Jane L North is on hand to observe

Jane North // 3 December 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

F-Word monthly guest bloggersWant a monthly blogging residence at the F-Word?

The F-Word are recruiting monthly guest bloggers for 2018. Have something to say? Say it as an F-Word writer

Monica Karpinski // 2 December 2017

Categories: Blog

December monthly guest blogger The F-WordIntroducing December’s monthly blogger

The F-Word is pleased to welcome Laura Cooke as December's monthly guest blogger

Monica Karpinski // 1 December 2017

Categories: Blog

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