Articles about 'academia'

The sweat behind the words

Evelyn Deshane reviews Notes from a Feminist Killjoy by Erin Wunker and admires the author’s demonstration of the physical exertion and ‘sweat’ behind the process of writing

Evelyn Deshane // 30 May 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

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

Categories: Blog

Women 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

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello, F Word readers, and Happy 2015! Welcome to the first weekly round-up and open thread of the year. Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "oy vey" and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please share this post, and comment below!

Chella Quint // 5 January 2015

Categories: Blog

Hidden sexism in the Academy

This is a guest post by Natasha Turner, who Tweets at @NatashaDTurner. With women making up 56% of undergraduates in the UK, it’s easy to assume that gender inequality does...

Guest Blogger // 18 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Health, personal responsibility and guilt: holding mothers to account with ‘total motherhood’

A guest post from Chrissy D about a recent open lecture at Kent University from Joan Wolf, the author of 'Is Breast Best?', on 'total motherhood' and the harmful myths swamping the discourse on parenting

Guest Blogger // 16 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Career Girls on TV: illustrated lecture by Dr Rachel Moseley

On Wednesday 20 June (tomorrow), BFI Southbank will host a lecture by Dr Rachel Moseley, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies from Warwick University, exploring British TV’s representation of...

Ania Ostrowska // 19 June 2012

Categories: Blog

University research evaluation process ignores mothers

Feminist Philosophers have drawn our attention to a retrograde step in the government’s latest university research assessment process, the REF 2014. The REF 2014 will evaluate research excellence in all...

Laura // 4 September 2011

Categories: Blog

PhD studentship opportunity: A History of Feminism on Television

We received details of this feminist PhD opportunity at De Montfort University, Leicester, if anyone’s interested: STARTING OCTOBER 2011 A PhD research studentship in the Cinema and Television History Research...

Laura // 9 March 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature – Jonathan Dean: Rethinking contemporary feminist politics

Jonathan Dean’s recent academic book Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics analyses the state of contemporary feminism in the UK, and uses The F-Word as a case study. Catherine Redfern invited him...

Jess McCabe // 30 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Feminism is Dead? Nice Try Harry!

It’s time to strike an angry pose next to the mythical bra-bonfire, dear readers, because (yet again) the worn-out tableau of stinky old feminism finally crawling away under a rock...

Holly Combe // 8 February 2008

Categories: Blog

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