Articles about 'class'

The F-Word stage blog: March 2017

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in March

Lissy Lovett // 9 March 2017

Categories: Blog

On the road with Star and her mag crew

Laura James revels in the meandering story of a group of young misfits in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey

Laura James // 16 November 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

In search of working class voices

Charlotte Davies, our guest blogger for October, asks what working class means in 2016 and considers whether mainstream feminism is inclusive enough

Charlotte Davies // 6 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Gentrification threatens the future of the London Feminist Library

Emma Snaith investigates the potential eviction of the Feminist Library and the ongoing fight to save this vital resource

Emma Snaith // 23 June 2016

Categories: Activism, Features, Herstory

Murderous sisters in the West End

Jennifer Brough reviews The Maids at Trafalgar Studios and finds its themes of class and race as relevant today as they ever were

Jennifer Brough // 10 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The middle classing of prostitution: the social climb of the sex trade

Rae Story discusses the effect of the digital age on sex work and the seductive cultural appeal of prostitution becoming a middle class occupation

Rae Story // 3 April 2016

Categories: Class, Features, Sex and Relationships, Work and Play

Is suffrage black or white?

Rashida Islam watches a recent BBC documentary about Sophia Duleep Singh and argues that, when it comes to Black activists throughout history, her story is not necessarily the most significant

Rashida Islam // 15 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

A fair perspective

Nick Beard watches the second series of The Affair and finds a sophisticated examination of the gap between who we perceive ourselves to be and the reality of how we behave

Nick Beard // 22 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Looking for the class divide

Lissy Lovett considers the intersection of gender and class inspired by two of last week's news stories

Lissy Lovett // 14 October 2015

Categories: Blog

On love and abandonment: The Second Mother

Huma Munshi is touched by The Second Mother, Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s film about a domestic worker that questions rigid social hierarchies as well as obvious familial arrangements

Huma Munshi // 1 September 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

The leader of the pack?

Dawn Kofie reports on the antics in Raised By Wolves so far and finds the show warm-hearted and often funny, although sometimes a little thin on plot

Dawn Kofie // 10 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

New interview: Ste McCabe

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of...

Holly Combe // 7 March 2015

Categories: Blog

“I couldn’t care less if miserable people who work in offices laugh at me”

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of biscuit-hogging bullies in 2015 Britain

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Categories: Interviews, Music

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 7 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Understanding the “Privileged”

Guest blogger Sheena Vasani reflects on privilege in her and others' lives.

Sheena Vasani // 5 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Zen and the art of rubbish bin maintenance

Is this a clever twist on daily chores or is it class pornography? Britain's first solo exhibition of Mierle Laderman Ukeles' earlier work makes an uncertain impression on Abbi Davey

Abbi Davey // 16 October 2013

Categories: Art, Reviews

Guest post: The power of protest

With a memorial planned for the 200th anniversary in August 2019, The Peterloo Massacre is an atrocity that should never be forgotten. This guest post from J. T. Rattray reflects on an edition of The Culture Show about Maxine Peake's performance of Shelley's landmark poem on Peterloo at Manchester's International Festival last month

Holly Combe // 29 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Why this class-conscious feminist probably won’t be calling herself a socialist much more

The male Left's tendency to focus on a unifying working class struggle ignores the differing experiences of men and women, argues Elisa, particularly when it comes to sex work

Elise Haf // 28 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Blood and guts and liberty

A play about women working in a meat market enchants Shoshana Devora, who finds the message compelling and the story-telling excellent

Shoshana Devora // 16 May 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Full of Fire: new video from Swedish duo The Knife

"Who takes care of our stories?" Holly shares the first music video from The Knife in six years: a film by visual artist Marit Östberg, focused on images of queer bodies and sexualities and consisting of "a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises"

Holly Combe // 2 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Is ‘intersectionality’ an elitist concept?

Extending the Caitlin Moran twitterstorm a bit further, the main critique of this piece in the NewStatesman today seems to be that we shouldn’t use ‘academic’ words/concepts like intersectionality when...

zohra // 22 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: The The (feat. Neneh Cherry) – Slow Train to Dawn

Whether this duet between Neneh Cherry and Matt Johnson is about a slow train to the dawning of equality or just a realisation in a relationship is open to interpretation

Holly Combe // 1 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Joanna Hogg: a very British outsider

Paying close attention to director Joanna Hogg's creative process, Selina Robertson praises the filmmaker's two feature films as both truly independent and of great import for the British cinematic landscape

Selina Robertson // 24 May 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

Lads’ mags and the (clothed) women involved

Holly considers how women are expected to respond to sexist culture and discusses a recent Guardian article featuring four women who have been involved in lads' mags

Holly Combe // 23 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Tonight, Susie, I’m going to be… a bossy, maternal, virginal sex kitten

A guest post from Chrissy D reflecting on some of the issues brought up in the Susie Orbach lecture on Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival Listening to Susie Orbach addressing...

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2011

Categories: Blog

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