Articles about 'BBC'

Bored of boardroom sexism

Another year, another display of the sexist tropes that hinder women in The Apprentice; Megan Stodel attempts to produce an assertive riposte but may end up just being feisty

Megan Stodel // 21 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Women unlocking change

Recently released on DVD, 2003 BBC drama The Key follows three generations of female activists in Glasgow. Nick Beard takes a look, finding it as relevant as ever in the current political climate

Nick Beard // 11 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Permission to kiss: consent is simple

D H Kelly examines a recent BBC Article entitled, "Should you ask someone's permission to kiss them?" and argues that a greater emphasis on full consent makes sex much simpler, as well as safer

D H Kelly // 18 June 2014

Categories: Blog

New feature: in anticipation of The Day of the Doctor…

As I’m sure the Doctor Who fans among you will be aware, this evening will see the screening of the programme’s 50th anniversary episode. In honour of this, our comedy...

Holly Combe // 23 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Who us?

Feminist fans celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who in this group piece wrangled by Whovian and F-Word Comedy Section Editor Chella Quint

Chella Quint //

Categories: Features, Television

New review: India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman

The BBC’s recent India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman documentary follows a familiar pattern when it comes to Western reporting on violence against women in India says Asiya...

Holly Combe // 20 July 2013

Categories: Blog

India’s Western problem

The BBC's recent India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman documentary follows a familiar pattern when it comes to Western reporting on violence against women in India says Asiya Islam

Asiya Islam //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Clara who?

Clara Oswin/Oswald, the latest companion on Doctor Who and subject of Lucy Pegg‘s new review, has featured in plenty of Whovian feminist discussions online. These sit alongside more mainstream suggestions...

Holly Combe // 3 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Clara who?

Lucy Pegg explores whether Clara looks set to follow a similar traditional trajectory to other companions on Steven Moffat's Doctor Who. Will she fulfil the role of "strong character, female" Hope Dinsdale highlighted when she wrote about women on the programme back in 2011?

Lucy Pegg //

Categories: Reviews, Television

‘Help! False Rape’

A guest post by Jennifer James about BBC Newsbeat's counter-productive take on a story about women not being believed when they report rape

Guest Blogger // 13 March 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Delia gets her day

Back in October, The F-Word ran a piece by Michelle Drury about the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. One of the women Michelle wrote about was Delia Derbyshire, who...

Cazz Blase // 25 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Delia gets her day

In January Ruth Rosselson attended a series of events held to celebrate the work of electronic composer and Radiophonic Workshopper Delia Derbyshire. She shares her experience of the Delia Derbyshire Day here

Ruth Rosselson //

Categories: Events, Films, Music, Radio, Reviews

New Feature: Do women dream of electric sheep? Delia Derbyshire and the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Delia Derbyshire has enjoyed a resurgence of recognition in the past decade and has taken her well-deserved place as one of the founders of modern electronic music. But she was...

Cazz Blase // 28 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Do women dream of electric sheep? Delia Derbyshire and the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Delia Derbyshire has enjoyed a resurgence of recognition in the past decade and has taken her well-deserved place as one of the founders of modern electronic music. But she was hardly the only woman to work at the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop. Michelle Drury takes us on a journey through the history of the Workshop and pays tribute to the women who passed through the Maida Vale studios

Michelle Drury //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Herstory, Music, Radio, Stereotypes, Work and Play

BBC Suffolk’s astoundingly bad taste domestic violence ‘joke’

Philippa details a mind-blowingly awful tweet from BBC Suffolk about Chris Brown, Rihanna and domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 25 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Call the Midwife: Another kind of nostalgia

Call the Midwife, a historical drama about childbirth set in 1950s London, was an unexpected ratings smash last winter. It's currently being repeated on Thursdays on BBC1. Emily Kenway examines its success as a mainstream drama with an, almost exclusively, female cast

Emily Kenway // 22 June 2012

Categories: Television

Slut-shaming and victim-blaming: the journalist, the vicar and the politician #bbcqt

Philippa writes about an outrageous discussion on Question Time last night, where nearly every speaker on the recent 'grooming' case managed to blame the victims without mentioning the perpetrators.

Philippa Willitts // 11 May 2012

Categories: Blog

All the TARDIS Ladies

Before you settle down to digest your Christmas Dinner with the Doctor Who Special, you might like to consider how the show treats its female characters. Hope Dinsdale investigates

Hope Dinsdale // 22 December 2011

Categories: Television

The “choice” that is everybody else’s business

A guest post from Katie Gardner about a tellingly old-fashioned question during a recent debate on a BBC TV programme. Why was the question ‘Should women stay at home with...

Guest Blogger // 24 August 2011

Categories: Blog

“Sad and cynical… a continuing dearth of feminine voices”: A diversity audit of Radio 4

A guest post by Sharon Jacobs, who spent a day doing a diversity audit of male and female voices on BBC Radio 4

Guest Blogger // 3 August 2011

Categories: Blog

New review – Wigs, lipstick and alcohol: review of the BBC’s Silk

Although it may be a gripping courtroom drama, Abby O’Reilly argues that Silk fails to reflect the true status of women in the legal profession Be it a voyeuristic insight...

Jess McCabe // 27 March 2011

Categories: Blog

Wigs, lipstick and alcohol: review of the BBC’s Silk

Although it may be a gripping courtroom drama, Abby O'Reilly argues that Silk fails to reflect the true status of women in the legal profession

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Television

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