Articles about 'relationships'

One woman’s voice

Megan Stodel finds that OperaUpClose’s La Voix Humaine doesn’t go far enough in its attempt to subvert the opera’s gender roles

Megan Stodel // 20 July 2017

Categories: Music, Reviews, Theatre

What’s gay got to do with it?

Jennifer Evans is tired of being treated differently because she is in a relationship with a woman

Jennifer Evans // 12 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Mum sex – lie back and think of casseroles?

Let's put an end to tired, retrograde and dangerous ideas about 'mum sex', argues Ellie Hutchinson

Guest Blogger // 7 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Women in show business

Lissy Lovett enjoys one-woman show, Becoming Hattie, and its drawing together of two different women’s lives

Lissy Lovett // 6 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Sex, all six parts

What was your first sexual experience? Kat Sadler shares her uncomfortable experiences and dishes out some sound advice

Kat Sadler // 25 January 2016

Categories: Features, Sex and Relationships

Opening up and shutting down

While happy to talk about non-monogamy, there are a few things Megan Stodel is tired of hearing

Megan Stodel // 23 January 2016

Categories: Blog

Breaking up is hard to do

In the week of the year which sees a boost in business for divorce lawyers, D H Kelly discusses our cultural reluctance to accept that some relationships must come to an end

D H Kelly // 6 January 2016

Categories: Blog

Getting control back

New legislation criminalising coercive control is a positive step forward, writes Megan Stodel, as it strengthens and clarifies the definition of domestic abuse

Megan Stodel // 29 December 2015

Categories: Blog

Can love conquer all – even the genre snobs?

If there are clichés and poorly-written books in every genre, Nick Beard asks, why is romance always singled out for derision?

Nick Beard // 19 November 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Sex and Relationships, Uncategorized

The first EdFringe 2015 theatre digest

From the experiences of young black women to depression in men via the armed forces and gendered toys, this is the first round-up of theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 from Megan Stodel

Megan Stodel // 14 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

On sex and subjectivity

Katherine Wootton laughs out loud at A Third, a new comic play that exhibits one couple’s attempt to open up their relationship

Katherine Wootton // 14 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

It was beyond his control

Lily Kendall hails Swedish director Ruben Östlund's latest film that regards its struggling male protagonists with sympathy but doesn't quite let them off the hook

Lily Kendall // 11 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

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

New review: Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s Catastrophe Irish primary school teacher and aspiring writer Sharon...

Holly Combe // 24 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Not such a disaster after all

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Masters of Sex

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers. This review contains...

Holly Combe // 13 November 2014

Categories: Blog

“All taboos feel dangerous until they’re broken”

Ailsa Bristow looks at the second season of Masters of Sex and finds an approach to sexual awareness that is unashamedly political and unafraid of challenging viewers

Ailsa Bristow //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Be bothered

Rachel Boyd is enchanted by a new play from RashDash, which challenges theatrical conventions as it explores love and relationships, while remaining completely accessible

Rachel Gonzalez Boyd // 14 October 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Let’s talk about sex

How can people be reaching 16 without getting useful and relevant sex education? Abigael Watson thinks things need to change so that teens have an understanding of sex that goes beyond the biological explanation from school and the misleading portrayal from porn

Abigael Watson // 23 August 2014

Categories: Blog

I don’t

Despite upcoming changes that would see mothers included on marriage certificates, Megan Stodel isn't wedded to the idea of marriage

Megan Stodel // 21 August 2014

Categories: Blog

The F-Word goes to EdFringe

The F-Word is back in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. In this post, we review shows about vaginas, Christianity, Tourette's syndrome and Greek myths

Various Authors // 13 August 2014

Categories: Theatre

When your lover says you’re ugly, it’s a low down lie.

Responding to a story in which a middle-aged woman is told by her new boyfriend that her body is too wrinkled, D H Kelly argues that men who criticise their lover's looks are interested in power rather than appearance

D H Kelly // 20 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Marriage: a cry for help?

This week we read that Cheryl Cole had got married. For the second time. To a French man. Nothing unusual in that and why not?

Isadora Vibes // 16 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Writing Joan…

This week is PRIDE in Bristol - my new adopted city. To celebrate I submitted a monologue I wrote some time ago - inspired by staying at a boutique B&B in the Lancashire town of Chorley. I had chosen this place to stay at random and wasn't expecting it to be owned and run by a lesbian couple. And when I say lesbian - what I actually mean is two women in a relationship. One thing I am learning as I begin to my own and explore my 'queer' status, is that labels come with their own instructions. But I digress..

Isadora Vibes // 9 July 2014

Categories: Blog

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