Articles about 'power'

Robbing the galaxy

Anastasia Wiltshire finds that the future universes of Dark Matter and Killjoys are made up of women who are strong, but often only exceptional

Anastasia Wiltshire // 14 December 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Murderous sisters in the West End

Jennifer Brough reviews The Maids at Trafalgar Studios and finds its themes of class and race as relevant today as they ever were

Jennifer Brough // 10 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

My safeword is no

Although safewords can be important, Zoe Russell wants to be sure that her partners still respond when she says no

Zoe Russell // 16 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Argumentation matters

After a new study indicates that having more women in leadership positions improves profits for businesses, Megan Stodel calls for thoughtfulness around the effect of choosing arguments when engaging in this debate

Megan Stodel // 12 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Real Men are dodging the reality of manhood

Kevin Queer on the Real Men movement, and why hugs and prayer bowls are not going to address problems of patriarchy and power

Kevin Queer // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Men

New Black Mirror review

What role does gender inequality play in how we approach issues of privacy and autonomy? D H Kelly follows Gemma Varnom’s Black Mirror review with an examination of the blocking...

Holly Combe // 26 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Leave me alone

What role does gender inequality play in how we approach issues of privacy and autonomy? D H Kelly follows Gemma Varnom's Black Mirror review with an examination of the blocking theme in the show's most recent episode

D H Kelly //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Exceptions won’t change the rules

Amelia Handy muses on the aspirational formula behind The Apprentice and argues that quotas recommending the 'add-woman-and-stir' recipe to companies are not good enough when we have an economic system that values profit over people

Guest Blogger // 12 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Personal desire or collective politics?

This is a guest post by Nichi Hodgson exploring the tensions between personal desire and collective politics.

Guest Blogger // 10 March 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

New review: Parks and Recreation

While certainly not perfect in its treatment of minority groups, US sitcom Parks and Recreation also gets a lot right, argues Iona Sharma. Some spoilers contained. In a second season...

Holly Combe // 24 December 2013

Categories: Blog

In praise of Leslie Knope: feminism and small-town politics

While certainly not perfect in its treatment of minority groups, US sitcom Parks and Recreation also gets a lot right, argues Iona Sharma

Iona Sharma //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Women on panels: where are we?

"Action needs to be taken to come to a point of critical mass where there are enough women in a particular sphere, whether in industry, media or in entertainment, so that others can envisage themselves in similar roles"

Guest Blogger // 5 October 2013

Categories: Blog

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

New review: Millionaire Matchmaker

What retrogressive messages does the formula of this sexist dating show put out to the modern woman? Laura Clancy watches and finds it’s as if feminism never happened. I have...

Holly Combe // 7 August 2013

Categories: Blog

The Millionaire Matchmaker: the unravelling of feminism?

What retrogressive messages does the formula of this sexist dating show put out to the modern woman? Laura Clancy watches and finds it's as if feminism never happened

Laura Clancy //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Far from a fairytale

A one man show leaves Megan Stodel uncertain with its focus on violence against women

Megan Stodel // 1 July 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Not because she was a woman or despite it: more views on Thatcher

Holly considers some of the attitudes towards Thatcher that have been expressed after her death and shares a few thoughts from some other F-Word writers

Holly Combe // 13 April 2013

Categories: Blog

The individual and society in feminism

Natasha Gorbert-Hopkins considers the power of society to change individuals and individuals' power to change society, in the context of feminist theory and activism

Guest Blogger // 11 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Women of the Revolution: A vox pop project

Holly shares the details from a press release by the Thomson Reuters Foundation about their launch of a Vox Pop project featuring interviews with 25 women in post-Arab Spring countries

Holly Combe // 30 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Unchecked privilege, or the problem with Glen

Elisa explores the importance of allies recognising their privilege

Guest Blogger // 14 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: The The (feat. Neneh Cherry) – Slow Train to Dawn

Whether this duet between Neneh Cherry and Matt Johnson is about a slow train to the dawning of equality or just a realisation in a relationship is open to interpretation

Holly Combe // 1 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: The Selecter’s Made in Britain

“I think we were probably the first [band] to start talking about racism and actually take -if you like- the race question out there and start informing people about it.”...

Holly Combe // 20 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Made in solidarity: The Selecter in the 21st century

The Selecter brought us their 2 Tone sound when right wing politics was dividing a nation. Helen G reviews their most recent release Made in Britain and finds their music -new and old- to be as relevant today as their most famous tracks were in the 1980s

Helen G //

Categories: Music, Reviews

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