Articles by Guest Blogger

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The comic strip: Feminist relationships

Cartoonist-in-residence, Silvia Carrus, depicts some of the pitfalls of heterosexual partnerings

Guest Blogger // 28 May 2017

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The (anti)feminist teachers in popular media

Our monthly guest blogger, Madeleine Pownall, worries about what the portrayal of women in popular media is teaching us about gender and sexuality

Guest Blogger // 27 May 2017

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The rise and rise of lad culture on campus

Chloe Price is alarmed by the increasing misogyny and sexist attitudes of male students, and calls for urgent action to make women safer at university

Guest Blogger // 24 May 2017

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Close-up of a woman's faceIt’s time to talk about endometriosis

Healthcare and medicine may be improving rapidly, but why do women still face a barrier of shame in the doctor’s office? Asks Emily Chudy

Guest Blogger // 23 May 2017

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Is our sexual health the final unexplored frontier?

Mother Pearl calls on us to start talking about our libidos and feeling more comfortable with low sex drives

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2017

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Please stop calling your daughters ‘stupid’

Madeleine Pownall argues that we should be careful how we label our children, as words are powerful and can have a lasting impact

Guest Blogger // 20 May 2017

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No-fault divorce: time for the UK to catch up?

Mercedes King-Jones thinks it's time for the law to recognise unhappiness in marriage as a reason to seek divorce

Guest Blogger // 19 May 2017

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My rape wasn’t dramatic – but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t real

Our monthly guest blogger, Madeleine Pownall, welcomes the portrayal of rape in Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and argues that lack of resistance does not constitute consent

Guest Blogger // 17 May 2017

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The D Word

Jackie Thomas argues that we need to shine a spotlight on dementia as the leading cause of death for women and introduce a gender-specific approach to tackling the disease

Guest Blogger // 15 May 2017

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Why the constant portrayal of murdered women on TV dehumanises us

The multitude of female murder victims on TV reduce women to nothing more than bodies and confirm our fears that the world is unsafe for us, argues Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 1 May 2017

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The comic strip: cake election

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, warns that cakes baked by women are not necessarily feminist cakes

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2017

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Mixed race friendsWhy having black friends doesn’t mean you can’t be racist

It takes more work than having a few black friends to unlearn racial prejudice and move towards equality, writes Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 25 April 2017

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Anyone but the Tories

Kate Townshend shares her exasperation with the general election, imploring us not to buy what Theresa May is selling

Guest Blogger // 20 April 2017

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Reframing sexual violenceWe need to change the way we frame sexual violence

Some women don’t realise they are sexually assaulted until later due to internalised sexism, writes Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 11 April 2017

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Heterosexual civil partnershipsHeterosexual civil partnerships are about privilege, not equality

The fight for mixed sex, heterosexual couples to have the right to a civil partnership overlooks and dismisses a history of LGBTQ+ struggles for equality, writes Hannah Westwater

Guest Blogger // 7 April 2017

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Sidelined: we need to get serious about girls’ participation in sport

The need to control and emphasise the way women look and behave is having a serious impact on girls’ participation in sport, argues Sally Parkin

Guest Blogger // 28 March 2017

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