Articles by Megan Stodel

Let’s talk about stats, baby

How many people in the UK are LGB? Megan Stodel says that statistics released this week won't tell you

Megan Stodel // 13 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Welcome to our guest blogger for October

In October, Charlotte Davies will be writing for The F-Word; here's her introduction

Megan Stodel // 1 October 2016

Categories: Blog

9781908326317Women of Bristol

Megan Stodel reviews Women and the City: Bristol 1373-2000, edited by Madge Dresser, and explores the worth of local history in providing more well-rounded accounts of women's lives during various eras

Megan Stodel // 17 September 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

If they don’t listen, shout louder

Megan Stodel is furious that the government is ploughing ahead with unfair immigration and asylum tribunal court fees

Megan Stodel // 16 September 2016

Categories: Blog

LUNG E15Comedy and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe – last reviews

These are our last reviews from this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Megan Stodel reviews both comedy and theatre

Megan Stodel // 22 August 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews, Theatre

Setting off the Home Office’s gaydar

The Home Office has updated its guidance on asylum claims relating to sexual orientation; Megan Stodel considers its poor track record

Megan Stodel // 10 August 2016

Categories: Blog

Introducing July’s guest blogger

An introduction to our guest blogger for July, Nicola

Megan Stodel // 1 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Challenging austerity

While George Osborne warns of cuts ahead, Megan Stodel draws attention to the UN's recent conclusion that the UK's austerity agenda is breaching human rights obligations

Megan Stodel // 29 June 2016

Categories: Blog

The next steps

The UK is going to leave the EU; Megan Stodel thinks we need to start acting now to ensure rights and individuals are protected

Megan Stodel // 25 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Women on the move sqStaying in for women’s rights

With the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU approaching, Megan Stodel has been looking into the EU’s record on gender equality and women’s rights

Megan Stodel // 20 June 2016

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Violence, Work and Play

This week

Megan Stodel writes about the terrible events of recent days

Megan Stodel // 17 June 2016

Categories: Blog

The F-Word is looking for editors

Are you interested in volunteering for The F-Word? We have roles available for guest blog editors, a features editor and TV, fiction and visual arts section editors - read on to find out how to apply

Megan Stodel // 12 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Introducing the guest bloggers for June

This month, a group of A level students will be guest blogging for The F-Word

Megan Stodel // 1 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Introducing May’s guest blogger

During May, Molly Arthurs will be guest blogging for The F-Word; we introduce them here

Megan Stodel // 1 May 2016

Categories: Blog

An appeal to justice

Megan Stodel thinks a 500% increase in tribunal fees for appeals in asylum and immigration cases is unconscionable and calls for those who feel the same to respond to the Ministry of Justice consultation

Megan Stodel // 23 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Not totty

As a journalist reveals she has been subjected to sexist comments by an MP, it is clear this is indicative of a more widespread problem in parliament. Megan Stodel demands better from our representatives

Megan Stodel // 14 April 2016

Categories: Blog

The surprising news that Shared Parental Leave is only for recent parents

Although many news outlets have reported that only 1% of men are taking up Shared Parental Leave, they fail to note that the majority of men haven't had children in the last year so are not eligible. Megan Stodel tries to make sense of things

Megan Stodel // 11 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Introducing April’s guest blogger

As April begins, we welcome our next monthly guest blogger, Emily Turner

Megan Stodel // 1 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Introducing March’s guest blogger

Introducing Jane Chelliah, our guest blogger for March, who blogs on politics and feminist parenting

Megan Stodel // 1 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Why we don’t all choose the cheaper product

Megan Stodel disagrees that gendered price differentiation on similar products is a result of rational actors making decisions in a perfect system, saying that we need to appreciate the underlying barriers that allow this exploitative practice

Megan Stodel // 20 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Argumentation matters

After a new study indicates that having more women in leadership positions improves profits for businesses, Megan Stodel calls for thoughtfulness around the effect of choosing arguments when engaging in this debate

Megan Stodel // 12 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Introducing February’s guest blogger

Starting off our 2016 programme of monthly guest bloggers, we introduce Helen Reid, who'll be writing for us throughout February

Megan Stodel // 1 February 2016

Categories: Blog

openclosed sqOpening up and shutting down

While happy to talk about non-monogamy, there are a few things Megan Stodel is tired of hearing

Megan Stodel // 23 January 2016

Categories: Blog

Getting control back

New legislation criminalising coercive control is a positive step forward, writes Megan Stodel, as it strengthens and clarifies the definition of domestic abuse

Megan Stodel // 29 December 2015

Categories: Blog

Make your resolution to be an F-Word writer

If you want to write for The F-Word, now's your chance! Contact us if you're interested in being a guest blogger for a month

Megan Stodel // 26 December 2015

Categories: Blog


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