Articles about 'bullying'

How reading the comments can help the women’s movement

The comments section is often rife with dark abuse but exposes how deep certain types of prejudice run. It’s something feminists can’t ignore, writes Tilly Grove

Guest Blogger // 23 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Bullying Melania Trump is not my feminism

Trump’s victory exposed the gendered skew in what’s considered acceptable behaviour but turning against Melania Trump will only set women back, writes Alice Spencer

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Sorry pranksters, women’s bodies aren’t playthings

New waves of self-styled pranksters are flooding YouTube, but these ‘jokes’ only normalise non-consensual use of women’s bodies for entertainment, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 3 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Workplace bullying is a feminist issue

Our guest blogger for July, Nicola, writes about her experiences of workplace bullying and why it is a feminist issue

Nicola // 3 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Sexual orientation on the syllabus

Although feminism has been retained on the politics A Level syllabus, this writer thinks more needs to be done to educate students about LGBT rights

KS5 PolSoc // 24 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Teenage bullying in the digital world

Helena Blackstone is impressed by the relevance of new play Sket at the Park Theatre

Helena Blackstone // 30 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Erotic fiction and interpretive dance

Anne Clark finds lots to laugh at in some of the comedy performances at the Wo! Show & Tell festival at Hackney Showroom

Anne Clark // 6 April 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Moving on from the beach body

Zoe Margaro Guttenplan on why the “Beach Body Ready” ads were only the tip of the iceberg in the war on women’s bodies.

Guest Blogger // 20 June 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: Black Mirror’s ’15 Million Merits’ and ‘White Bear’

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror‘s ’15 Million Merits’ and ‘White Bear’ episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society...

Holly Combe // 7 February 2015

Categories: Blog

“And you just watched”

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror's '15 Million Merits' and 'White Bear' episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society they depict

Gemma Varnom //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Beyond bullying: what happens next?

Workplace bullying can be challenged, but guest blogger Mag the Blag explains that we need to continue supporting people who have been bullied after the perpetrator has left

Mag the Blag // 23 August 2014

Categories: Blog

A battle I cannot win

Tara writes about the impact of fat shaming and discusses the intersection between feminism, fatness, diabetes and eating disorders

Tara // 27 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 14 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Online bullying is out of control

Philippa highlights the cases of two women bloggers who experience extreme harassment and bullying online.

Philippa Willitts // 11 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Can’t you take a joke?

The thing about the phrase "Can't you take a joke?" is that it isn't usually anything to do with trying to make anyone laugh

katyha // 7 January 2012

Categories: Blog

More on Gray, Keys and the media

At the risk of overkill on the issue of Gray and Keys’s conduct (or possibly giving the impression I care more about it than a strong minded lass apparently should),...

Holly Combe // 1 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Oppression olympics: the privilege paradox?

We all know that, just like men, women are not all the same. We come in different shapes and sizes. We come from different backgrounds and ethnic groups. Some of...

Holly Combe // 23 August 2010

Categories: Blog

Unemployed? On a low income? Make sure you vote!

Please note that the following blog post only represents my own opinion and is not meant to be taken as “the official F-word view on the election” I think the...

Holly Combe // 5 May 2010

Categories: Blog

Criticism and Obligation

Regular readers of the F-word will probably be aware that a post about speculated future scientific advances in women’s fertility attracted criticism this week. I’m not about to needlessly parrot...

Holly Combe // 26 July 2008

Categories: Blog

Gok Wan: Not so Nice After all?

I’ve always felt a bit ambivalent about Gok Wan (i.e he’s very charming, I want to like him but often find him patronising etc etc) so the latest news that...

Holly Combe // 10 April 2008

Categories: Blog

Celebrity Big Brother Pantomime Continues

Celebrity Big Brother 2007 is still dominating the newstands. Personally, I’m still recovering from the disbelief at Gordon Brown glibly telling us, during the Shilpa vs Jade eviction, that “a...

Holly Combe // 4 February 2007

Categories: Blog

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