Articles about 'feminism'

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?

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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

An open letter to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Gemma Croffie disagrees with the Nigerian writer's assumption that balancing childcare and work is the only way to self-fulfilment

Guest Blogger // 21 December 2016

Categories: Blog

A lesson in victim blaming

If even little girls doing cartwheels are being told to cover up in case they get teased, no wonder victim blaming is so ingrained in our society, argues Laura Cooke

Guest Blogger // 15 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Power play

Lauren Hossack gets tangled up in power relations reviewing Naomi Alderman’s latest novel

Lauren Hossack // 10 November 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Catfights and crying: let’s end harmful stereotypes of all-female teams

We've come a long way in avoiding assumptions about women as individuals, but myths about female groups are still pervasive in the workplace, argues our guest blogger

Guest Blogger // 6 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Mum sex – lie back and think of casseroles?

Let's put an end to tired, retrograde and dangerous ideas about 'mum sex', argues Ellie Hutchinson

Guest Blogger // 7 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Lifting the veil on the violent woman

To move towards equality, the feminist movement needs to make space for the character of the violent woman, no matter how unlikeable she is, argues Charlotte Barnes

Charlotte Barnes // 6 October 2016

Categories: Books, Features, Films

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

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Categories: Blog

Why a Muslim woman’s refusal to shake a man’s hand is a feminist issue

A Muslim woman refusing to shake a man’s hand is a feminist, cultural, religious and political issue that exposes what it really means to be treated equally, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 5 October 2016

Categories: Blog

“I don’t see it as a negative thing to be a feminist”

Jo Whitehead talks folk tales and musical histories with the pioneering Eno Williams, front woman of Ibibio Sound Machine

Joanna Whitehead // 7 August 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

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

“I’m very much running my career” – an interview with Corinne Bailey Rae

Wedaeli Chibelushi talks to Corinne Bailey Rae about her new album, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, black feminism and female solidarity

Wedaeli Chibelushi // 15 May 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Piers Morgan: Our gatekeeper to freedom and feminism

Laura Elliott discusses Piers Morgan's recent proclamations about feminism and argues that his opinion counts for very little

Laura Elliott // 13 May 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Argumentation matters

After a new study indicates that having more women in leadership positions improves profits for businesses, Megan Stodel calls for thoughtfulness around the effect of choosing arguments when engaging in this debate

Megan Stodel // 12 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Make your resolution to be an F-Word writer

If you want to write for The F-Word, now's your chance! Contact us if you're interested in being a guest blogger for a month

Megan Stodel // 26 December 2015

Categories: Blog

We want your #festivefeminism blogs!

Blog editors Liz and Lily want your festive feminist guest blogs for December! What are your feminist perspectives on the festive season and why and what are your experiences of it - good, bad or indifferent?

Liz Smith // 21 November 2015

Categories: Blog

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