Articles about 'history'

Fighting for The Feminist Library with film

The Feminist Library is a treasure trove of feminist history and needs support more than ever, which is why Anaïs Charles made a film about it

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2017

Categories: Blog

Gentrification threatens the future of the London Feminist Library

Emma Snaith investigates the potential eviction of the Feminist Library and the ongoing fight to save this vital resource

Emma Snaith // 23 June 2016

Categories: Activism, Features, Herstory

The forgotten women of history

After finding out about Jane Margaret Scott, the now largely forgotten theatre manager, writer and actor famous in her time, monthly guest blogger Emily Turner reveals some other historic women she thinks deserve more recognition

Emily Turner // 26 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Is suffrage black or white?

Rashida Islam watches a recent BBC documentary about Sophia Duleep Singh and argues that, when it comes to Black activists throughout history, her story is not necessarily the most significant

Rashida Islam // 15 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The impressive tawa’if

Holly Black finds the stories of the tawa’if remarkable and worthwhile, though the presentation at the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society is hard to follow

Holly Black // 14 September 2015

Categories: Art, Reviews

The second EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

Hot on the heels of the first batch, Megan Stodel delivers the latest F-Word theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Megan Stodel // 16 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

A life for themselves

Sasha Garwood attends the preview of a forthcoming three-part BBC serial telling the story of the Bloomsbury group and sisters, writer, Virginia Woolf and, artist, Vanessa Bell

Sasha Garwood // 21 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

New review: Game of Thrones

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn’t make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens. Is Game of Thrones – the television series...

Holly Combe // 27 December 2013

Categories: Blog

A fantasy of female subjugation

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn't make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens

Rebekah Owens //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Guest post: The power of protest

With a memorial planned for the 200th anniversary in August 2019, The Peterloo Massacre is an atrocity that should never be forgotten. This guest post from J. T. Rattray reflects on an edition of The Culture Show about Maxine Peake's performance of Shelley's landmark poem on Peterloo at Manchester's International Festival last month

Holly Combe // 29 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Erased from history

Louise Whittle urges us to remember the working class women who fought for women's suffrage

Guest Blogger // 3 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Another view on Silver Action

Shannon Harvey offers a different perspective on Suzanne Lacy's artwork Silver Action, as one of the younger women who took part in the event

Guest Blogger // 12 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 8 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Nina Simone/various – Strange Fruit

Nina Simone's chilling version of Abel Meeropol's shockingly candid description of a quiet rural scene in the aftermath of racist murder

Holly Combe // 22 August 2012

Categories: Blog

The Victorians and the speculum

Kaye Jones on the history of the speculum

Kaye Jones // 18 April 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Herstory

The Lost World of the Suffragettes

Radio 4's recent "Archive on 4" strand presented an absorbing documentary which examined archive recordings of interviews with suffragettes

Helen G // 14 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Image of Mary Wollstonecraft to be beamed over the Thames

An image of Mary Wollstonecraft is to be projected onto the Houses of Parliament in central London on the evening of Wednesday, 16 November. This will kickstart the major fundraising...

Holly Combe // 15 November 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature: ‘I’m 37 with enough stories for an 80 year old’

Ece Temelkuran’s passion for storytelling is clear in the first few minutes of meeting her. But, as a Turkish woman, some stories are dangerous for her to tell. Mary Pole...

Jess McCabe // 10 March 2011

Categories: Blog

‘I’m 37 with enough stories for an 80 year old’

Ece Temelkuran's passion for storytelling is clear in the first few minutes of meeting her. But, as a Turkish woman, some stories are dangerous for her to tell. Mary Pole reports

Mary Pole //

Categories: Herstory, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the 20th Century

As the 20th century dawned, visionary women from all backgrounds were imagining new worlds. Kirsty Doole reviews Sheila Rowbotham's history of these movements, groups and individuals

Kirsty Doole // 17 February 2011

Categories: Books

Women’s History Month

UPDATE: Chitra from WHM asked me to add: “WHM is a collaborative project and we’re looking for women to get involved in many ways: researching and writing for our website,...

Jess McCabe // 14 January 2011

Categories: Blog

The story of The F-Word

The F Word was founded by Catherine Redfern who edited it from 2001-2007. This is her message before handing over to Jess McCabe in 2007

Catherine Redfern // 14 August 2007

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

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