Articles by Jess McCabe

Weekly round up and open thread

Weekly round up of things to read.

Jess McCabe // 26 January 2015

Categories: Blog

Can I interview you about leaving an abusive relationship?

Hi everyone, it’s Jess here, former editor of The F-Word. Some of you may know I have been working for the last few months on a crowdfunded project about domestic...

Jess McCabe // 1 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s mix-tape of the stories from across the internet that have caught our eye. Please feel free to add more in the comments. As usual, linking indicates...

Jess McCabe // 17 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Welcome to one of our June guest bloggers, Gemma Varnom!

Hello and welcome to Gemma Varnon, who is joining Sheena Vasani, guest blogging for The F-Word throughout the month of June: Gemma Varnom is a writer who spends her free...

Jess McCabe // 6 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

All the news fit to eat

Jess McCabe // 7 April 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

Welcome to your weekly round up of interesting stories from the last seven days, as selected by members of The F-Word’s editorial collective. Please feel free to share anything we...

Jess McCabe // 3 March 2014

Categories: Blog

“I say it out loud and proudly… I’m a feminist!”

Jess McCabe interviews Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes and Bosnian Rainbows and wonders about the pressures of creating an explosive onstage persona

Jess McCabe // 7 February 2014

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

In her words: a teacher’s story

Parween is a headteacher in Afghanistan. She teaches girls. When you hear her story - what has happened to her as a result of this job - you will likely ask yourself: in her place, could I carry on teaching?

Jess McCabe // 12 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

A bit of everything from the week just gone

Jess McCabe // 22 October 2013

Categories: Blog

If technology is the answer, where are the women?

At the junction of two of the biggest roads in Dar es Salaam, up a flight of stairs, in a white room with white tiles and white curtains, you can...

Jess McCabe // 1 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

Time for our weekly round-up of links and things! Feel free to add more, or just chat, in the comments. As I’m putting this round-up together, the hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen is...

Jess McCabe // 12 August 2013

Categories: Blog

A biro and a tenner

Unless you have been on Mars, you’ll know that feminists have been putting immense pressure on the Bank of England to reverse its plans to redesign the five pound note....

Jess McCabe // 21 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Mary Beard critiques the classics

Jess McCabe looks into Mary Beard's critique of biases in the classics

Jess McCabe // 28 May 2013

Categories: Books

All good things…

When Catherine Redfern, founder of The F-Word, called me up more than six years ago to ask to meet in a South London pub for a chat, I didn’t know...

Jess McCabe // 21 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Dyke Central – help make it happen

Television is a really hard game to break into. Maybe that’s one of the reasons that so much of what’s on TV is so… samey. Dyke Central, a TV show...

Jess McCabe // 11 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Welcome to our new comedy and TV editors

I am really pleased to introduce Chella Quint, who is The F-Word’s first ever comedy editor. Here is a little bit about her: Chella Quint is a comedy writer and...

Jess McCabe // 9 April 2013

Categories: Blog

New Look needs a new policy

A recent incident has revealed that the high street clothes store New Look badly needs to get a new policy to guide how staff treat trans women. Michelle went to...

Jess McCabe // 19 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Women of the World 2013: the recap

Last weekend saw the South Bank Centre full to the brim with attendees of its sell-out annual Women of the World festival. So many events took place, all at the...

Jess McCabe // 13 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 11 March

Hello everyone! It’s time for another weekly round-up of what’s been on our radar. The usual disclaimer applies – linking does not imply endorsement, it only implies the subject matter...

Jess McCabe // 11 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Wildness comes to the Silver Platter

With her neck still hurting from trying to read the subtitles over people's heads, Jess McCabe hails director Wu Tsang's sensitive portrait of one Los Angeles bar

Jess McCabe // 24 February 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

A chance to see the documentary Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

The much-anticipated documentary about Alice Walker is having its world premiere next month in London. The premiere has sold out, but a second showing has been added the same night,...

Jess McCabe // 23 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Help charity build a clothes bank for women getting back on their feet

Donate extra clothes to a South London charity

Jess McCabe // 5 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Watching Dragon Inn

A couple of days ago, I asked on Twitter if anyone knew of any feminist bloggers writing about wuxia films (a genre of Chinese period drama that revolves around martial...

Jess McCabe // 9 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 31 December

A round-up of the week

Jess McCabe // 31 December 2012

Categories: Blog


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