Articles about 'education'

Echoes of Section 28

30 years after the Local Government Act 1988 was passed, D H Kelly describes what it was like to grow up under Section 28 and notices uncanny echoes in modern day transphobia

D H Kelly // 29 May 2018

Categories: Education, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

Changing the world, one mum at a time

Technology needs women as much as women need technology, says Sue Black, founder of #techmums

Guest Blogger // 11 October 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

How reading feminism helped shaped my identity

Nicola Serafino describes how her feminist reading helped her to make a positive decision not to have children

Nicola Serafino // 16 May 2016

Categories: Books, Family, Features, Feminism, Reviews

Sexist textbooks

Elin Weiss couldn't believe how sexist textbooks teach girls to diet and boys to hate fashion

Guest Blogger // 19 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Girl heroes: inclusion in the video game sphere

The F-Word's April guest blogger Emily Turner on the world of video gaming seen from a feminist perspective

Emily Turner // 8 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Science, stereotypes and society

Pamela Jacobsen explores stereotype threat - a phenomenon where people underperform in certain subjects when they're reminded of their gender

Pamela Jacobsen // 24 February 2016

Categories: Education, Features, Work and Play

We could all benefit from learning about consent

D H Kelly argues that our cultural ideas about consent are confused and contradictory and we could all benefit from learning more about it

D H Kelly // 3 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Composing an alternative

Exam boards should be consciously inclusive, so Megan Stodel celebrates the recently successful campaign by a 17-year-old that will result in women composers being on the Edexcel A Level syllabus

Megan Stodel // 13 September 2015

Categories: Blog

We need to stop talking about triggers and start talking about access

D H Kelly argues that the semantics of "trigger warnings" is perpetuating a harmful debate

D H Kelly // 21 July 2015

Categories: Education, Features

Girls don’t need more information about what boys find attractive

Dr Aric Sigman suggests we can combat teenage girls' poor body image by asking teenage boys what they find attractive. D H Kelly discusses why this is a really bad idea

D H Kelly // 18 March 2015

Categories: Blog

The History Girls

I stood back and looked at the board. Over fifty names. After the first fifteen I'd started to worry, at twenty-five I was stressed and by the end frustrated beyond belief. Over fifty names.

G // 28 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Categories: Blog

A generation that needs feminism

Guest blogger Abigael Watson sees that the need for feminism is misunderstood by a lot of school pupils

Abigael Watson // 9 August 2014

Categories: Blog

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

Kirstie Allsopp and myths about women’s choices

D H Kelly discusses Kirstie Allsopp's recent recommendations that women should not go to university but instead focus on buying a home and having children as soon as possible

D H Kelly // 3 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

‘End FGM in a generation’? Not without education, Ms. Featherstone

Angelique Mulholland looks forward to a day of activism in Bristol designed to highlight the importance of education in the fight against female genital mutilation

Guest Blogger // 2 October 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: The liberty to learn

Educating women. It’s been a controversial and much-discussed topic throughout history. The thing is, if you educate women, we might be more inclined to think for ourselves – and where...

Megan Stodel // 4 September 2013

Categories: Blog

The liberty to learn

After seeing Blue Stockings, Sophie Walshe is ready to reclaim the old insult and insist on recognition for the women who campaigned for equal education in 1896

Sophie Walshe // 3 September 2013

Categories: Theatre

Is women’s struggle for education over?

Women appear to 'have it all' in higher education, but does numerical dominance necessarily imply that women have achieved equality? Charlotte Knight argues that the curtailment of women's voices in universities suggests not

Charlotte Knight // 26 June 2013

Categories: Education, Features

Nervous: when boys think sexual assault is a game

Kate Ledger recently came across a particularly disturbing form of sexist behaviour in the classroom that reflects worrying attitudes towards girls and sex in our schools. Here she outlines the problem and how she and her colleagues have responded

Guest Blogger // 16 June 2013

Categories: Blog

DIY feminism and Hidden Perspectives

Hannah Boast of LaDIYfest Sheffield describes what happened when a DIY feminist group took the risk of going 'official' to work with the University of Sheffield's Biblical Studies department on a new project, Hidden Perspectives

Guest Blogger // 9 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Join The Girls’ Network: help young women achieve their potential

Katie Eliza Wright introduces The Girls Network, which aims to inspire and support young girls from the least advantaged communities through positive female role models

Guest Blogger // 8 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Sex Educational Supplement: The Pornography Issue

Last month the Government announced the proposals for reform of the National Curriculum, one of which is NOT making Personal, Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education statutory in primary or...

Ania Ostrowska // 28 April 2013

Categories: Blog

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