Articles about 'motherhood'

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part five

Here are The F-Word’s fifth set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy and theatre

Various Authors // 25 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Theatre

Should mums listen to the wise ladies that live in their phones?

Online parenting groups can be a source of support but can also prompt competition between mums, writes Kat Arksey

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2017

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part one

Here are The F-Word’s first set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering theatre, comedy, cabaret and variety

Various Authors // 10 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Spoken Work, Theatre

Worrying about not having a ‘motherly’ instinct doesn’t make you a bad feminist

Jordan King urges us not to feel guilty for internalising the pressure to be 'natural' with children

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2017

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

The F-Word stage blog: July 2017

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

Lissy Lovett // 27 July 2017

Categories: Blog

A fever you can’t sweat out

Sarah Tinsley reviews Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin and finds it to be a powerful and haunting novel which grips to the very end

Sarah Tinsley // 3 March 2017

Categories: Books, Reviews

Introducing March’s guest blogger

We welcome our guest blogger for March, Sally Parkin, who will be exploring motherhood and raising a daughter in a patriarchal society

Amy Grant // 1 March 2017

Categories: Blog

Tallulah: all about mothers

Caitlin Warren praises Tallulah as a poignant exploration of femininity and motherhood through complex characters

Caitlin Warren // 4 October 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

“Why aren’t you pregnant yet?” The questions infertile women dread

Many young women receive intrusive questions and remarks about when they might get pregnant. Laura Cooke describes how that feels for women who can't have the families they would like

Laura Cooke // 19 August 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features, Sex and Relationships

From baby to ‘Bitty’: How old is too old for breastfeeding?

During World Breastfeeding Week, writer Feminist Parent explores why there is so much stigma towards UK mothers who breastfeed their children beyond early infancy

Feminist Parent // 5 August 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features

Making jokes about ‘women things’

Nick Beard experiences a click of recognition with the comedy of Kerry Godliman

Nick Beard // 21 March 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

Being a mother, being a feminist

Although Jane Chelliah has encountered schools of thought that don’t see motherhood as particularly feminist, she champions the importance of motherhood and calls for recognition that it can be empowering and crucial to some feminist identities

Jane Chelliah // 20 March 2016

Categories: Blog

How unconscious bias is a barrier to mothers

For International Women's Day, our March guest blogger Jane Chelliah writes about the ways in which unconscious bias affects mothers, with assumptions made about them limiting their opportunities

Jane Chelliah // 8 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Feminist mothering

What is feminist mothering? Jane Chelliah talks about how she realised she was a feminist mother and the importance of recognising the diversity of motherhood

Jane Chelliah // 6 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Understanding motherhood in a time of austerity

Akile Ahmet examines three prominent celebrity mothers favoured by the gossip columns and how they have been stereotyped to reflect the ideas and rhetoric of the austerity age

Akile Ahmet // 3 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Family, Features

On love and abandonment: The Second Mother

Huma Munshi is touched by The Second Mother, Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s film about a domestic worker that questions rigid social hierarchies as well as obvious familial arrangements

Huma Munshi // 1 September 2015

Categories: Films, 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

What about Mrs Munro?

Victoria O’Neill traces the thread of exclusion of women from all fun activities, investigative and beyond, in otherwise brilliant Mr Holmes

Victoria O'Neill // 30 July 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Come to think of it, why do we want to have children?

Women in their 30s are under plenty of pressure to reproduce now or regret it later. It isn’t easy to resist this pressure either; but do we ever really question our motives behind wanting children? Rosie Driffill thinks asking ourselves why we think we want children might be a start

Guest Blogger // 14 July 2015

Categories: Blog

SERET 2015 Festival preview: Self Made

Agata Ostrowska enjoys the eeriness of Shira Geffen's new film, to be screened during the upcoming London Israeli Film and Television Festival (11-21 June)

Agata Ostrowska // 30 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

All grown up and still no kids

After reading Abigael Watson's recent blog, Liz Smith wrote a response, telling her experiences as a 32-year-old woman who continues not to want children

Liz Smith // 17 August 2014

Categories: Blog

The mother of ambitions

Abigael Watson doesn't want to have children. It seems society finds that a difficult message to digest

Abigael Watson // 16 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Birth and ownership: Forest of the Dancing Spirits

Chrissy D is touched by a documentary about tightly knit community of women in the Congolese rainforest challenged by the encroachment of civilisation

Chrissy // 11 June 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

The many moods of motherhood

At an exhibition of photography centred on motherhood, Philippa Dunjay finds much to consider as different artists portray hopes, fears, misfortunes, joys, trials and questions of maternity

Philippa Dunjay // 16 November 2013

Categories: Art, Reviews

On mothers-in-law

I came to the prospect of having a mother-in-law with some trepidation. At a point in my life when I was bruised and weary, I expected my then-boyfriend's mother to disapprove of me on sight. When that didn't happen, I waited for it to occur. By the time I realised we were going to be okay, we had become family.

D H Kelly // 1 November 2013

Categories: Blog

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