Articles about 'intersectionality'

“We would die for our activism”

Joanna Whitehead grills “London’s most badass scream queens”, Skinny Girl Diet

Joanna Whitehead // 9 July 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

DIY Cultures 2017 shows us that counterculture is alive and thriving

Erin Aniker chats with festival founders Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee and Sofia Niazi

Erin Aniker // 8 June 2017

Categories: Activism, Art, Books, Comics, Culture and Media, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Building a diverse picture resource

We have created a Flickr group for F-Word readers and contributors to share their own photos or illustrations featuring under-represented groups, with a particular focus on images that are both of and by disabled people

Holly Combe // 20 May 2017

Categories: Blog

All singing, all dancing, all rather toxic

D H Kelly enjoys the brilliant comic songs in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but is disappointed by the show’s treatment of mental ill health and its reliance on toxic heteronormative romantic messages

D H Kelly // 25 March 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

“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

“I’m a feminist because I want a world full of multiple choice questions”: an interview with Natalie Ibu

Lissy Lovett interviews the artistic director of the British-African led theatre company, tiata fahodzi

Lissy Lovett // 8 February 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

The bodies of Muslim women as a political battleground

Muslim women are too often subject to opportunistic politics, including white feminism, that ignore the fact they can speak for themselves, writes Rabiah Hussain

Guest Blogger // 5 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Time to redefine: why feminism must be intersectional to fight against Trump

Our monthly guest blogger for January, Rabiah Hussain, argues that we must redefine mainstream feminism if we are to successfully respond to the current threats to women's rights

Guest Blogger // 28 January 2017

Categories: Blog

What the US election taught us about feminist rage

Trump’s success, while devastating for many, shows us how feminist rage has failed and what we can do about it, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 18 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Theatre and Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe – part two

Here's our third post from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, covering more shows from the Theatre section and Cabaret and Variety. We'll have more coverage of the festival early next week

Lissy Lovett // 11 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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

How Netflix is leading the way with feminist TV

In an industry where women are chronically under-represented, Ella Griffiths argues that Netflix is commissioning shows which offer a range of interesting female characters

Ella Griffiths // 10 June 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

“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

A case of clashing intersections

Nick Beard watches The People v OJ Simpson and finds a nuanced portrayal with an appreciation of the deep societal prejudices informing and impacting on the case

Nick Beard // 20 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

The grass ceiling

Helen Reid condemns widespread discrimination that affects women’s ability to partake in sport and calls for better treatment of women, trans* and intersex people by sporting bodies, the media and the public

Helen Reid // 16 February 2016

Categories: Blog

A life well lived

Lissy Lovett finds a lot to appreciate in Gloria Steinem’s new book

Lissy Lovett // 29 October 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

Looking for the class divide

Lissy Lovett considers the intersection of gender and class inspired by two of last week's news stories

Lissy Lovett // 14 October 2015

Categories: Blog

The first EdFringe 2015 comedy digest

Lissy Lovett and Megan Stodel check out some of the women telling jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe this year

Lissy Lovett // 15 August 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

The double whammy of sexism and racism

P. Kaur notices an increase in sexually explicit racist hate speech and asks whether women be sexually available to qualify for a place in the UK

Guest Blogger // 26 July 2015

Categories: Blog

Politics and religion

The Jewish Museum's exhibition Blackguards in Bonnets focusing on Jewish people involved in the women's suffrage movement is a fascinating find for Mattie Lacey-Davidson

Mattie Lacey-Davidson // 20 May 2015

Categories: Reviews

Addressing disablism at The F-Word

On Blogging Against Disablism Day 2015, we commit to tackling disablism on The F-Word

Editor // 1 May 2015

Categories: Blog

On Mansplaining

'Mansplain' has become the Macquarie Dictionary 'Word of the Year 2014'. D H Kelly examines whether the over-use of this humorous term might undermine the aims of feminism

D H Kelly // 6 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Some important feminist-related and intersectional news/commentary this week, including Disabled People Against the Cuts' open Letter after the 8 December High Court ruling against their challenge to the closure of the Independent Living Fund

Holly Combe // 15 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

We're back! After a short hiatus, here is the round up of links we've found interesting recently, plus a space for discussion in the comments

Megan Stodel // 17 November 2014

Categories: Blog

What does it mean to be vulnerable?

A disability campaign group implores people to stop describing disabled people as vulnerable. D H Kelly explores what vulnerability means, and the degree to which it is worth acknowledging

D H Kelly // 8 November 2014

Categories: Blog

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