Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is fed up with correcting people's assumptions about gender
Guest Blogger // 25 March 2017
Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, depicts people's reluctance to care about feminist issues that don't affect them
Guest Blogger // 28 February 2017
Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, tackles criticism of the Women's March
Guest Blogger // 6 February 2017
Ahead of Christmas, our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, takes on the commercialisation of feminism
Guest Blogger // 24 December 2016
Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is back and taking on the double standards of solo travel
Guest Blogger // 28 November 2016
This month, we're focusing on #FeministParenting. Comic artist, Silvia Carrus, tackles some double standards.
Guest Blogger // 23 March 2016
Sophie Mayer praises Kate Evans’ graphic novel about Rosa Luxemburg for its perfect pairing of word and image
Sophie Mayer // 4 March 2016
Nick Beard praises the TV adaption of Jessica Jones for its refreshing feminist credentials and bold survivor perspective
Nick Beard // 31 December 2015
Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming
Joanna Whitehead // 26 October 2015
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 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 "very interesting" to *headdesk to very sad or rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!
Chella Quint // 12 August 2014
A guest post from Saranga, who had high hopes for Mage: The Hero Defined but has been disappointed to find that the women read like props who exist to bolster the men's actions
Guest Blogger // 20 December 2013
Lucy Pegg argues that the genre this sit-com is based on has already moved away from the stereotypes of women it perpetuates, leaving it woefully behind
Guest Blogger // 20 April 2013
In the year Alison Bechdel was born, Random House published a children’s book by P. D. Eastman, titled Are You My Mother? The book documents one baby bird’s search for...
Marina Strinkovsky // 1 November 2012
Ania Ostrowska emerges from the jungle of psychoanalytical theory and the garden of literary references to find Alison Bechdel's new graphic memoir quite adorable
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Elin Weiss and Hennie Weiss expose the misogyny in popular Danish comic strip Wumo
Guest Blogger // 28 August 2012
Cartoonish violence. Sexual exploitation. Homphobic language. Semi naked women. Big guns. Can any of these things be justified as “satire” any more? In her controversial review of (controversial) comic writer...
Marina Strinkovsky // 30 May 2012
Feminists get Garth Ennis' The Boys all wrong, argues Francesca Lewis. The sexual violence and objectification of women are satirical tools highlighting the emptiness of the superhero genre, rather than misogynist wish fulfilment
Francesca Lewis //
Laura Sneddon extols this provocative graphic autobiography as an unmissable read for feminists
Laura Sneddon // 23 February 2012
Laura Sneddon't brilliant review of Marjane Satrapi's provocative graphic novel hits the right balance between perspective and empathy
Marina Strinkovsky //
Debi Linton is impressed with J.H. Williams's outstanding artwork, showcasing a compelling super-heroine written with conviction and complexity by Greg Rucka
Debi Linton // 8 December 2011
In Gotham City, a new caped crusader is prowling the rooftops; a woman in black and red, falling hard on the followers of the Religion of Crime, and looking for...
Marina Strinkovsky //
Welcome to the somewhat delayed weekly round-up and open thread (remind me not to attempt hideously difficult translations about tractor engines on a Monday afternoon!). Enjoy… Disclaimer: The weekly round-up...
Laura // 27 September 2011
Populated by a cast of wild, wonderfully bizarre characters, The Sandman series tells the tale of The Endless, a group of siblings who exist outside time, embodying the central concepts...
Marina Strinkovsky // 2 September 2011
Despite recent and notable successes, Neil Gaiman's seminal comic series still stands as his greatest achievement, writes Francesca Lewis
Francesca Lewis // 15 August 2011