Articles about 'gender'

“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

Punk’s pioneer

Jo Whitehead is struck by the brutal honesty in Laura Jane Grace’s moving account of being raised as a boy, navigating adulthood as an angry radical and then transitioning while fronting international anarchist punk band, Against Me!

Joanna Whitehead // 11 February 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

The image of being queer: how should we tackle heteronormativity?

Megan Wallace discusses the limitations of queer subcultures as presented in the media and beyond

Megan Wallace // 31 January 2017

Categories: Features

I wore men’s clothes for a month – and it changed my life

Motivated by Octieber and determined to combat the world of gendered clothing, Lucy Rycroft-Smith tries menswear for a month and documents her findings

Lucy Rycroft-Smith // 7 January 2017

Categories: Fashion and Image, Features

Horses and headlocks

Emily Moore, our guest blogger for December, highlights how gendering sports that require similar skills can lead to them being differently valued

Emily Moore // 15 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Conviction: a Shondaland-esque legal procedural

The excellent casting makes the show but the women are not complex enough, says J. T. Rattray

J. T. Rattray // 5 December 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Mrs & Mrs

Our guest blogger for November, Jennifer Evans, writes about her wife, wedding and relationship

Jennifer Evans // 5 November 2016

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

Ms Hoyle transcends gender

Mary Paterson is thrilled by the opposition to the patriarchy evident in the anti-drag show The Prime of Ms David Hoyle

Mary Paterson // 3 October 2016

Categories: Art, Reviews, Theatre

Comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe – part one

This is our first post bringing you reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We'll have a few more over the coming days. Today we begin with comedy

Various Authors // 9 August 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Sawdust and sisterhood

Flora Herberich writes about the role of women in contemporary circus and the upcoming Postcards Festival at Jacksons Lane Theatre in London

Guest Blogger // 11 July 2016

Categories: Blog

Conversations about gender identity

Mary Paterson reviews a double bill of STELLA and Adam’s Apple, both part of LIFT, and speaks with STELLA’s writer and director, Neil Bartlett

Mary Paterson // 10 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The F-Word stage blog: April 2016

The first in a series of posts on The F-Word about what's happening on stage in the UK

Lissy Lovett // 12 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Ursula Martinez builds a wall

Rita Suszek considers the performance Free Admission and finds it a display of agency, humanity and wit

Rita Suszek // 15 February 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Playing the gender game

Lusana Taylor reviews Girls will be Girls by Emer O’Toole and admires the author’s playful, honest and often very funny approach to gender

Lusana Taylor // 8 February 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Gender is performance!

What Bowie meant to me

Melanie // 18 January 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

A fair perspective

Nick Beard watches the second series of The Affair and finds a sophisticated examination of the gap between who we perceive ourselves to be and the reality of how we behave

Nick Beard // 22 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Dear Germaine Greer

Elizabeth Howard-Ahern writes an open letter to Germaine Greer, whose troubling views on transgender issues are not consistent with an otherwise powerful feminist philosophy

Elizabeth Howard-Ahern // 19 November 2015

Categories: Features, Feminism

Calm down, it’s a festival of feminist theatre

Mary Paterson finds Calm Down Dear, a festival of innovative feminist performance, has a lot to say about the conventions of looking at women

Mary Paterson // 6 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Peverted in Soho

Ettie Bailey-King enjoys Perverts: a joyful hybrid of music hall, freakshow Victoriana, stand-up and musical comedy that’s even better than the sum of its parts

Ettie Bailey-King // 24 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

A very curious case

A new version of The Curious Case of Jekyll and Hyde is thought-provoking for Harriet Wailling, but its attempts to grapple with gender sometimes miss the mark

Harriet Wailling // 6 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Thank fuck, it’s Tuesday

Praising Sophie Hyde's debut feature, Sophie Mayer asserts you will never look at a Tuesday in quite the same way

Sophie Mayer // 4 August 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Black, proud and punk

Amy Squirrell chats about race, punk and DIY culture with Big Joanie, the all-female, black punk band

Amy Squirrell // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Interviews

Dressing outside the box

Sara Upton writes about the parents and retailers dressing kids outside the "pink for girls and blue for boys" box, and why the "agender fashion" movement is becoming ever more popular.

Guest Blogger // 17 June 2015

Categories: Blog

My sexuality is not a psychiatric symptom – it’s just who I am

Charlotte Dingle blogs for the F-word on the experience of being bisexual and having Borderline Personality Disorder, and how this affected her treatment by mental health professionals.

Guest Blogger // 12 May 2015

Categories: Blog

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