Articles about 'feminism'

A visit to the male breast consultant

Amelia Beavis-Harrison talks about her experiences of visiting a male breast consultant, and why his reaction to her nudity highlights systemic sexism

Guest Blogger // 23 September 2018

Categories: Blog

Madonna at 60

Kirsty Folan enjoys Lucy O’Brien’s newly updated biography of Madonna, Like an Icon

Kirsty Folan // 25 August 2018

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

From hashtags to headlines: Woman with a Movie Camera summit

Emily Zinkin reports from British Film Institute’s first-ever summit for professional women in film, who dissected #timesup, performative wokeness, diversity in criticism and the death of the “strong female character” among other things

Emily Zinkin // 19 June 2018

Categories: Films, Reviews

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

Say it loud, sing it loud

Victoria Bailey meets Cassie Fox of music promoters Loud Women, a group dedicated to supporting women in music

Victoria Bailey // 25 May 2018

Categories: Activism, Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Herstory, Interviews, Music

I won’t stop writing about things that upset men

I’m not thinking about men’s feelings when I write because I don’t write for men, argues Jordan King

Guest Blogger // 21 May 2018

Categories: Blog

A brief history of period shame

Kitty Busz delves into the historical and cultural past of periods in order to better understand society’s fearful attitudes towards them

Guest Blogger // 18 May 2018

Categories: Blog

Surfing the Femme Wave

As festival season approaches, Victoria Bailey looks to Canada’s Femme Wave for inspiration in a sea of same-old, same-old and male-dominated programmes

Victoria Bailey // 29 March 2018

Categories: Activism, Comedy, Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Music

A British girlhood made of bricks: how Kate Nash’s debut album was a friend to teenage girls

Sarah Wilson revisits the messy hinterland of Kate Nash’s debut album and examines its legacy, both for the young girls who grew up with it and for Nash

Sarah Wilson // 9 September 2017

Categories: Feminism, Music, Reviews, Sex and Relationships

How to be a feminist porn director

Laura Elias Casas interviews two women porn industry figures about where, how and why feminism fits in

Laura Elias Casas // 30 July 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

The comic strip: Stereotype bags

The F-Word's resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, shows that gender stereotypes very often do not fit comfortably

Guest Blogger // 21 July 2017

Categories: Blog

“We would die for our activism”

Joanna Whitehead grills “London’s most badass scream queens”, Skinny Girl Diet

Joanna Whitehead // 9 July 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

An upbeat, upward trajectory

The recent release of Octo Octa’s latest album 'Where Are We Going?' leaves Joanna Whitehead in no confusion that the only way is up for Maya Morrison-Bouldry

Joanna Whitehead // 14 June 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews

DIY Cultures 2017 shows us that counterculture is alive and thriving

Erin Aniker chats with festival founders Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee and Sofia Niazi

Erin Aniker // 8 June 2017

Categories: Activism, Art, Books, Comics, Culture and Media, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

The comic strip: cake election

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, warns that cakes baked by women are not necessarily feminist cakes

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: gender assumptions

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is fed up with correcting people's assumptions about gender

Guest Blogger // 25 March 2017

Categories: Blog

“I’m not a TERF, but…”

Jo Whitehead despairs at Jenni Murray’s recent assertion that trans women cannot be ‘real’ women

Joanna Whitehead // 6 March 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Language, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

Why can’t Theresa May put women first?

The Human Rights Act is a lifesaving piece of legislation for women, so why, asks Jennifer Hudson, is the Prime Minister so keen to scrap it?

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

The feminist behind the surgical tape

Mercedes Yanora explains why it's OK to have plastic surgery and still call yourself a feminist

Guest Blogger // 2 March 2017

Categories: Blog

Introducing March’s guest blogger

We welcome our guest blogger for March, Sally Parkin, who will be exploring motherhood and raising a daughter in a patriarchal society

Amy Grant // 1 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: limited feminism

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, depicts people's reluctance to care about feminist issues that don't affect them

Guest Blogger // 28 February 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Women’s March

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, tackles criticism of the Women's March

Guest Blogger // 6 February 2017

Categories: Blog

In defence of board games as a feminist pastime

Kitty Jansz-Moore hails board games as fantastically 'equal' spaces and encourages us all to embrace our inner geek

Guest Blogger // 4 February 2017

Categories: Blog

IMP HOUR (Empower): the voices of feminism in Ireland

Tanis Smither interviews Susannah Appleby and Faye O'Rourke about women's rights in Ireland

Tanis Smither // 3 February 2017

Categories: Features

Virtuous, vulnerable and burdened: how feminism is undermined by making everything ‘a feminist issue’

Dr Tina Sikka discusses how 'feminist issues' are framed

Tina Sikka // 26 January 2017

Categories: Features

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