Articles about 'identity'

The F-Word stage blog: March 2017

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in March

Lissy Lovett // 9 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

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

Let me take a selfie

Sophie Turner uses the much-maligned selfie to document her life and explore her identity

Sophie Turner // 3 March 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image, Features, Uncategorized

Why we don’t all choose the cheaper product

Megan Stodel disagrees that gendered price differentiation on similar products is a result of rational actors making decisions in a perfect system, saying that we need to appreciate the underlying barriers that allow this exploitative practice

Megan Stodel // 20 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Why there aren’t any straight women

Megan Stodel isn't straight, but she believes there are some women out there who are; here, she explains her controversial and seemingly science-defying position

Megan Stodel // 8 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Being invisi-bi

How can we talk about people in a way that acknowledges bisexuality? Megan Stodel explores the barriers and looks for answers

Megan Stodel // 27 August 2015

Categories: Blog

How to play oneself

Corrina Antrobus is touched by Christian Petzold's Phoenix, an extraordinary story of postwar loss and rehabilitation

Corrina Antrobus // 6 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Shame is a feminist issue

Guest blogger Mag the Blag challenges feelings of shame

Mag the Blag // 9 August 2014

Categories: Blog

New music interview: Teresa Suárez (AKA Teri Gender Bender)

Jess McCabe interviews Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes and Bosnian Rainbows and wonders about the pressures of creating an explosive onstage persona. A short introduction to Mexico’s riot-grrrl-in-chief, Teresa...

Holly Combe // 7 February 2014

Categories: Blog

“I say it out loud and proudly… I’m a feminist!”

Jess McCabe interviews Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes and Bosnian Rainbows and wonders about the pressures of creating an explosive onstage persona

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

New review: Orphan Black

Ailsa Bristow watches Canadian sci-fi cloning drama, Orphan Black and finds a striking affirmation of the feminist adage “biology isn’t destiny”. NB: This review contains spoilers for the first three...

Holly Combe // 18 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Me, myself and more

Ailsa Bristow watches Canadian sci-fi cloning drama, Orphan Black and finds a striking affirmation of the feminist adage "biology isn't destiny"

Ailsa Bristow //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Ms: is it really so difficult?!

Amanda Chan shares her experience of trying to get her banks to accept her chosen title

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2013

Categories: Blog

An introduction / a recent epiphany

"I'm not sure when or why I separated my black identity/reality from my feminist ideals, and when they became separate things. I think that the feminist movement is so dominated by white women and the experience of especially middle class white women, that I forget that I exist, saddled with further battles to climb"

Tara // 4 July 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Dear River

Helen G listens to the fourth album from Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo and is immersed from the first note to the last. Dear River, the fourth album...

Holly Combe // 30 June 2013

Categories: Blog

The Long Journey Home

Helen G listens to the fourth album from Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo and is immersed from the first note to the last

Helen G //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Happiness is a feminist issue

Caroline Pearce reflects on how the shopgirl is the "perfect modern avatar for frustrated feminist ideals of happiness"

Guest Blogger // 18 April 2013

Categories: Blog

My body is my home

Artist Shabnam Shabazi discusses the ideas of home, identity and exile explored in her new show, Body House

Guest Blogger // 23 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Deconstructing women

Nicola Stott argues that "woman" is a label well worth keeping

Guest Blogger // 6 September 2012

Categories: Blog

The Light Bulb Moment

Bristol based writer Sian Norris asked people to share the light bulb moment they realised they were a feminist: Abigail Rutherford reviews the stories told as a result, examining the diverse experiences and beliefs which lead people to consider themselves feminists

Abigail Rutherford // 5 June 2012

Categories: Books, Reviews

In defence of fake beauty

'Natural' beauty demands hard labour to appear effortlessly beautiful and blemish-free. Brash, flamboyant, over-the-top makeup and clothes can let us reclaim our image, argues Shona McCombes

Shona McCombes // 23 December 2011

Categories: Body and Health

Mrs His Name

The Japanese government is facing a law suit brought by five people who claim that their constututional rights have been violated by the law forcing married couples to share the...

Laura // 12 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Three Counties Feature on Name Change

Why does the tradition for a woman to change her name after marriage still persist? I briefly contributed to a discussion on this issue with Luke Ashmead on BBC Three...

Holly Combe // 22 July 2009

Categories: Blog

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