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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

New review: Vessel by Liz Smith

Director/producer Diana Whitten and her team introduce their documentary Vessel thus: “Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by...

Ania Ostrowska // 6 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Reproductive choice on waves

Liz Smith praises Diana Whitten's Vessel, a documentary about Dutch pro-choice activists that reminds women not to take their reproductive rights for granted

Liz Smith //

Categories: Films, Reviews

DIY art band Homosexual Death Drive release ‘Sunshine’ EP

Queer punks Charlotte Cooper and Kay Isgay are inviting one lucky person to accompany them on an adventure to coincide with their official EP release date (22 November)...

Holly Combe // 5 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Changing the world, one feminist filmmaker on Wikipedia at a time

WARNING: this post includes numerous links to Wikipedia pages with feminist film content Have you ever looked up your favourite film online and found… absolutely nothing? That’s the case for...

Ania Ostrowska // 1 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not imply endorsement or agreement). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk, to rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 24 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Remembering our foremothers

Laura Wilkinson speaks to women who participated in the 1984 miners' strike to find out how the industrial dispute changed their lives

Laura Wilkinson // 27 May 2014

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Herstory, Interviews

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: a reflection and celebration

Rani outlines the progress that has been made in tackling FGM in the UK and Africa and considers what more needs to be done to end this form of abuse

Rani // 6 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Warsi: Women can and must play a crucial role in building the Afghanistan of the future

Our April guest bloggers, the No women, no peace. campaign, report back on their petition hand-in last month

No Women No Peace // 15 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Fighting anti-immigrant racism in the UK

Chitra Nagarajan reflects on the UK's history of racism towards immigrants - as well as the positive benefits of immigration - in light of recent Home Office targeting of immigrants and black people, and explains what we can do to fight back

Guest Blogger // 14 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Stop revenge porn

Ellie Hutchinson on a new Scottish campaign to tackle revenge porn - a form of domestic abuse - and the victim blaming that goes with it

Guest Blogger // 5 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Radical funding for radical change

We were recently contacted by Edge Fund, who are looking for people to join their Advisory Group to help them make funding decisions. Read on to find out more about their work and values...

Guest Blogger // 23 July 2013

Categories: Blog

The trolls’ picnic, or setting up a feminist society

Elisa shares some of the lessons she has learned from helping to run a feminist society

Elise Haf // 15 July 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot, a feminist performance art collective with strong punk influence, was established in September 2011 in direct response to a change in the law allowing Putin to run for...

Ania Ostrowska // 2 July 2013

Categories: Blog

A pussy is a riot

Ania Ostrowska is inspired by the women of Pussy Riot as shown in a new documentary, but wonders whether the focus should have been broader

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Clare Balding’s Secrets of a Suffragette

Having been reminded of women such as Selina Cooper and Ada Nield Chew in Louise Whittle’s excellent piece on Monday, it has to be said that Clare Balding’s Secrets of...

Holly Combe // 6 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Emily Wilding Davison: 100 years on

Catherine Elms watches Clare Balding's Secrets of a Suffragette, a documentary looking at some of the history behind the movement and the events surrounding the death of one of its most well-known figures

Catherine Elms //

Categories: Reviews, Television

DIY feminism and Hidden Perspectives

Hannah Boast of LaDIYfest Sheffield describes what happened when a DIY feminist group took the risk of going 'official' to work with the University of Sheffield's Biblical Studies department on a new project, Hidden Perspectives

Guest Blogger // 9 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Join The Girls’ Network: help young women achieve their potential

Katie Eliza Wright introduces The Girls Network, which aims to inspire and support young girls from the least advantaged communities through positive female role models

Guest Blogger // 8 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Using The Words

Annie Moran, who has previously written for The F-Word on her experience of reporting rape, introduces a new project to help survivors speak out about sexual violence

Guest Blogger // 2 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Government attacks Equality Act

The Government is on the verge of repealing an essential part of equality legislation; Laura has the details and information on what you can do to try and stop it

Laura // 19 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Patience: a feminist virtue?

Zarina Khan has had enough of being told that women need to wait for equality

No Women No Peace // 21 March 2013

Categories: Blog

“Choose Your Midwife” Protest – 25th March

Independent midwifery will essentially become illegal in October of this year, impacting on women's reproductive freedom. Amity Reed explains what you can do to stop this happening

Amity Reed // 19 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Support Afghanistan’s human rights heroines

When you read about Afghan women, it's usually as victims. But there's another side to the story. Jawed Nader of the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG) says Afghan human rights heroines are risking their lives to stand up for their rights - and they need international support

No Women No Peace // 18 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Fight the bedroom tax

Laura explains why we should all be protesting against the bedroom tax on Saturday 16 March

Laura // 15 March 2013

Categories: Blog

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