Articles about 'culture'

Brown girl freedom

Despite being grown women, Sabah Jalal laments the lack of freedom she and her brown sisters face

Sabah Jalal // 12 December 2017

Categories: Family, Features, Sex and Relationships

Bechdel Testing Theatre

Beth Watson of Bechdel Theatre wants to hear your conversations for a new project

Guest Blogger // 16 December 2016

Categories: Blog

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

Discussing sexuality without reinforcing patriarchy

D H Kelly responds to an article which, in discussing the author's own sexuality, risks reinforcing cultural ideas which make many people feel they are sexually abnormal

D H Kelly // 2 October 2015

Categories: Blog

The ‘othering’ of sexual violence

Issy Houston argues that sexual violence crosses cultural boundaries

Guest Blogger // 11 June 2015

Categories: Blog

How can we change the status of our nipples?

The "Free The Nipple" campaign seeks to change our culture's anxiety about women's nipples. D H Kelly asks whether this is possible and how we might go about it

D H Kelly // 13 April 2015

Categories: Blog

Building towards something different

Itala Attieh finds Shurooq Amin's new exhibition We'll Build This City on Art and Love provocative and powerful, as it explores and challenges the position of women in Kuwait and the wider Middle East

Itala Attieh // 7 January 2015

Categories: Art, Reviews

New review: The Culture Show

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show‘s Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women’s sex appeal and lingering concerns over...

Holly Combe // 6 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Girls: meet your punk foremothers

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show's Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women's sex appeal and lingering concerns over the survival of the female punk spirit

Stephanie Phillips //

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

The silent strong woman

Nayla Ziadeh argues that the fetishisation of exceptional female achievement encourages the systems of oppression which manifest the need for this super human resilience

Nayla Ziadeh // 12 May 2014

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Stereotypes

New review: Secrets of the Living Dolls

Emily Hoyle watches a recent Channel 4 documentary, shown this week on More 4, about men who engage in ‘female masking’ and suggests some of their attitudes may leave much...

Holly Combe // 21 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Living Dolls: a distortion of womanhood?

Emily Hoyle watches a recent Channel 4 documentary, shown this week on More 4, about men who engage in 'female masking' and suggests some of their attitudes may leave much to be desired by viewers who identify and live as women

Emily Hoyle // 20 February 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

Sex Tips: Deepening The Divide

There’s nowhere in mainstream culture that’s quite so insistent on profound and deep-seated differences between men and women than sex advice. Men and women want different things, we are told,...

D H Kelly // 10 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Women on panels: where are we?

"Action needs to be taken to come to a point of critical mass where there are enough women in a particular sphere, whether in industry, media or in entertainment, so that others can envisage themselves in similar roles"

Guest Blogger // 5 October 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Man v. Food

Amy Calvert finds plenty of macho propaganda and some unfortunate portrayals of women when she examines a reality television series following a man’s attempts to conquer super-sized food challenges. Man...

Holly Combe // 26 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Man v. Food: backlash or banter?

Amy Calvert finds plenty of macho propaganda and some unfortunate portrayals of women when she examines a reality television series following a man's attempts to conquer super-sized food challenges

Amy Calvert //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Health, personal responsibility and guilt: holding mothers to account with ‘total motherhood’

A guest post from Chrissy D about a recent open lecture at Kent University from Joan Wolf, the author of 'Is Breast Best?', on 'total motherhood' and the harmful myths swamping the discourse on parenting

Guest Blogger // 16 February 2013

Categories: Blog

LaDIYfest Sheffield 2012

Bringing you details of this year's Sheffield LaDIYfest, organised by local feminists

Guest Blogger // 7 October 2012

Categories: Blog

“Banana” fever

UK-based burlesque comedian Fancy Chance talks about her experience of growing up in a mainly white community in the US and how romanticised portrayals of Asian women have affected her life

Guest Blogger // 1 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Where are the women? Olympics music edition

Laura is unimpressed with the lack of gender balance in the playlist for the 2012 opening ceremony

Laura // 25 June 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: The Selecter’s Made in Britain

“I think we were probably the first [band] to start talking about racism and actually take -if you like- the race question out there and start informing people about it.”...

Holly Combe // 20 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Made in solidarity: The Selecter in the 21st century

The Selecter brought us their 2 Tone sound when right wing politics was dividing a nation. Helen G reviews their most recent release Made in Britain and finds their music -new and old- to be as relevant today as their most famous tracks were in the 1980s

Helen G //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Ask A Feminist #5: Victims of society?

This week's Ask A Feminist considers how we can argue that culture and society affect women without painting them as unthinking victims.

Laura // 9 February 2012

Categories: Blog

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