Articles by Philippa Willitts

Departures and disablism

Philippa leaves the F-Word and pays tribute to the other collective members who have left in recent months. She also addresses some issues of disablism that have arisen this year

Philippa Willitts // 23 September 2014

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Welcoming D H Kelly, our new permanent blogger

Philippa welcomes D H Kelly, The F-Word's new permanent blogger

Philippa Willitts // 3 June 2014

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Weekly round-up and open thread, 19th May 2014

Links to the stories we didn't have the time, spoons or capacity to cover this week!

Philippa Willitts // 19 May 2014

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Disablism and microaggressions #badd2014

Philippa, for Blogging Against Disablism Day, writes about disablist microaggressions and what all social justice activists should be doing to counter disablist attitudes and behaviours

Philippa Willitts // 1 May 2014

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Welcoming May’s guest bloggers

Philippa introduces our two guest bloggers for May 2014

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Giving evidence in a sexual abuse trial: hilarious

Philippa writes about the jury in a sexual abuse trial laughing at a witness giving evidence

Philippa Willitts // 21 March 2014

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UK feminist groups: get yourself listed!

Philippa introduces a survey to gather up-to-date information about feminist events and meetings in the UK. Find out how to get your group listed here.

Philippa Willitts // 17 March 2014

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So, when’s International Men’s Day?

This is one way to respond to 'so when's International MEN'S Day then?". Again and again and again.

Philippa Willitts // 10 March 2014

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Weekly round-up and open thread, 10th February 2014

Philippa links to topics we weren't able to cover this week including fat shaming, the privacy of NHS health records, legal gender recognition, Woody Allen, women in politics, vagina art in schools, the rainbow Google doodle and more

Philippa Willitts // 10 February 2014

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No, no, no: pick-up artists and rape manuals

Philippa responds to a pick-up artist's attempt to teach men how and why they should ignore a woman's lack of consent

Philippa Willitts // 31 January 2014

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Coping with Christmas: a survival guide for when festivities are tough

Christmas is supposed to be joyful, but for many people it is a time full of triggers, loneliness and bad memories. Philippa offers advice and further information for those dreading the seasonal festivities.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2013

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Weekly round up and open thread, 18th November 2013

Philippa summarises some of the stories we couldn't fit in during the week, from "pre-pregnancy" to PIP implants, the Trans Murder Monitoring Project, fake abortion clinics and women of steel

Philippa Willitts // 18 November 2013

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Feminist connections

Philippa writes about The F-Word's social media presence, and provides links to our Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn sites, as well as details of a way to find Twitter feminists with similar interests to you

Philippa Willitts // 3 November 2013

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Weekly round up and open thread, 9th September 2013

Philippa summarises the story we've missed this week

Philippa Willitts // 9 September 2013

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Weekly round up and open thread, 19th August 2013

Philippa links to the stories and happenings that we've been unable to cover this week

Philippa Willitts // 19 August 2013

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The good type of insult

Philippa shares a video of an officer of the Division of Political Correctness, who explains that choosing non-offensive language is not a matter of free speech

Philippa Willitts // 16 August 2013

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Implications of austerity on LGBT people in public services

Philippa shares a call from UNISON for LGBT individuals to contribute to research about the impact of austerity on LGBT people in public services

Philippa Willitts // 11 August 2013

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Armpits4August: Body hair, beauty myth and PCOS

Philippa writes about underarm hair, the beauty myth, Armpits4August and polycystic ovarian syndrome

Philippa Willitts // 21 July 2013

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Marte Dalelv: Norwegian woman convicted after reporting rape now loses job

Philippa writes about Marte Deborah Dalelv who, after reporting being raped in Dubai found herself prosecuted for sex outside marriage. Marte has now lost her job due to the "unacceptable and improper behaviour" of being convicted.

Philippa Willitts // 20 July 2013

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Marion Bartoli faces barrage of misogynist abuse after Wimbledon win

Philippa looks at the misogynist abuse Wimbledon women's singles winner faces as men disapprove of how she looks

Philippa Willitts // 6 July 2013

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You never ask a lady her age

Philippa wonders about the bizarre conventions that surround adult women and their ages

Philippa Willitts // 21 May 2013

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A story of hate in three parts

Philippa writes about three incidences in one week where different people advocated for disabled people to be killed

Philippa Willitts // 17 May 2013

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Weekly Round-Up Thread and Links, 15th April 2013

Philippa rounds up the posts, articles and stories we couldn't write about this week. From rape prosecutors to D. H. Lawrence to No More Page 3 to the inevitable Thatcher stories.

Philippa Willitts // 15 April 2013

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Welcoming April’s guest bloggers

Welcoming Becky and Claire as April's guest bloggers

Philippa Willitts // 2 April 2013

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Feminist film recommendations, Twitter style

Philippa asked Twitter for some feminist film recommendations, and has storified the responses

Philippa Willitts // 31 March 2013

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