Articles about 'gender'

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

“Protecting the life of my child”

D H Kelly has a look at Louis Theroux's recent documentary, focused on the experiences of transgender children and their parents, and considers whether the programmme does justice to their stories

D H Kelly // 26 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

Sex, lies and statistics

As the Guardian publishes its British Sex Survey 2014, D H Kelly looks at some unlikely statistics and their influence on women's attitude to their own sexuality

D H Kelly // 30 September 2014

Categories: Blog

To be a little differently

The Royal Exchange in Manchester has a strong production in Hamlet but the high point for Suzanne Duffy remains Maxine Peake's barnstorming performance as the eponymous character

Suzanne Duffy // 25 September 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

New interview feature: Planningtorock

Marta Owczarek takes a look back at a performance from Genderqueer electronic musician Jam Rostron, AKA Planningtorock, in Hoxton earlier this year and shares a conversation they had about language,...

Holly Combe // 21 May 2014

Categories: Blog

The answer is to question

Marta Owczarek takes a look back at a performance from Genderqueer electronic musician Jam Rostron, AKA Planningtorock, in Hoxton earlier this year and shares a conversation they had about language, gender and the creative process

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

Hear her roar

Charlotte Rowland finds dutiful and doubtful Ophelias mercifully far from sight in the Royal Shakespeare Company's rousing revival of The Roaring Girl, the first in a season of plays placing women in the spotlight

Charlotte Rowland // 12 May 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread, 10th February 2014

Philippa links to topics we weren't able to cover this week including fat shaming, the privacy of NHS health records, legal gender recognition, Woody Allen, women in politics, vagina art in schools, the rainbow Google doodle and more

Philippa Willitts // 10 February 2014

Categories: Blog

New feature: failing to perform

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a call for features for the theatre section. I’ve just posted the first of these, in which Max Smiles analyses the last 50...

Megan Stodel // 18 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Failing to perform

Max Smiles applies the Bechdel Test to theatre in London and finds too few productions make the grade

Max Smiles //

Categories: Features, Theatre

A female Pope

Pope Joan tells a medieval story of rising through the Catholic Church's ranks by presenting as a man. Shoshana Devora struggles to find depth in this play and is confused by the characterisation

Shoshana Devora // 17 September 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Stag to doe

Stag Nation is funny, fresh and thought-provoking; Malise Rosbech just wishes it had gone a little further

Malise Rosbech // 1 September 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Her Name was Lucy Meadows: the consequences of transphobic press monstering

Sarah Noble highlights the culture of transphobia within the media, in the context of the tragic death of trans woman Lucy Meadows

Guest Blogger // 23 March 2013

Categories: Blog

So when IS the right time to come out as trans?

Boldly Go considers the way trans* people are expected to present their gender and identity by a cissexist society, in light of the story of a trans girl being denied access to the girls' restroom at school in the US

Guest Blogger // 18 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Science toys: just for boys?

Tricia Lowther explores the phenomenon and the effects of gender-targeted toy selling

Guest Blogger // 25 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Gender charmers

Ania Ostrowska is charmed by a conference on revolutionary gender politics. But how radical was it on the day?

Ania Ostrowska // 24 February 2013

Categories: Events, Reviews

Full of Fire: new video from Swedish duo The Knife

"Who takes care of our stories?" Holly shares the first music video from The Knife in six years: a film by visual artist Marit Östberg, focused on images of queer bodies and sexualities and consisting of "a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises"

Holly Combe // 2 February 2013

Categories: Blog

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