Articles by Guest Blogger

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

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

Quentin TarantinoTarantino, your apology is inadequate

Quentin Tarantino's response to the sexual abuse allegations against his long-time friend, Harvey Weinstein, is nowhere near good enough, writes Constanze Wilson

Guest Blogger // 11 November 2017

Categories: Blog

Pelvic mesh exposes misogyny in medicinePelvic mesh scandal exposes misogyny in medicine

A worldwide medical scandal has not only left hundreds of thousands of women in pain but exposed how deeply entrenched misogyny is in medicine, writes Kate Harveston

Guest Blogger // 6 October 2017

Categories: Blog

Iris Prize film festivalCelebrating LGBT+ film with the Iris Prize Festival

Earlier this year, Suryatapa Mukherjee joined the team behind the Iris Prize Festival to help produce its programme catalogue. She gives us a run-down of what to expect from this year’s festival

Guest Blogger // 27 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Woman on computerHow reading the comments can help the women’s movement

The comments section is often rife with dark abuse but exposes how deep certain types of prejudice run. It’s something feminists can’t ignore, writes Tilly Grove

Guest Blogger // 23 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Sex worker rightsWhat sex workers want should be a vital part of feminist politics

If sex workers support the decriminalisation of sex work, left-wing and feminist politics should, too, writes Tilly Grove

Guest Blogger // 20 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Why we need to stop feeling guilty around sugar

Catherine King considers some of the current culture around eating, particularly the idea of 'guilt'

Guest Blogger // 2 September 2017

Categories: Blog

#ThatsHarassment campaignExamining the #ThatsHarassment campaign

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

Guest Blogger // 25 August 2017

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

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

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

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

Worrying about not having a ‘motherly’ instinct doesn’t make you a bad feminist

Jordan King urges us not to feel guilty for internalising the pressure to be 'natural' with children

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2017

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

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 // 26 July 2017

Categories: Blog

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

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

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 // 12 July 2017

Categories: Blog

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

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

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

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

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 // 14 June 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

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