Articles about 'religion'

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

IMP HOUR (Empower): the voices of feminism in Ireland

Tanis Smither interviews Susannah Appleby and Faye O'Rourke about women's rights in Ireland

Tanis Smither // 3 February 2017

Categories: Features

Why a Muslim woman’s refusal to shake a man’s hand is a feminist issue

A Muslim woman refusing to shake a man’s hand is a feminist, cultural, religious and political issue that exposes what it really means to be treated equally, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 5 October 2016

Categories: Blog

A howl in the darkness

Jennifer Brough finds that opera is an ideal medium for this new production of Sarah Kane’s classic play 4.48 Psychosis

Jennifer Brough // 22 June 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

To see me is to love me

A weak and uncertain supporting cast lets down an otherwise fascinating Salomé for Kat Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 10 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Feminism 400 years ago

Charlotte Rowland applauds The Heresy of Love, a new play about the struggles of 17th century nun and playwright Juana Inés de la Cruz

Charlotte Rowland // 23 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Building towards something different

Itala Attieh finds Shurooq Amin's new exhibition We'll Build This City on Art and Love provocative and powerful, as it explores and challenges the position of women in Kuwait and the wider Middle East

Itala Attieh // 7 January 2015

Categories: Art, Reviews

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

Seven deadly sins

Seven. Deadly. Sins. Three little words that still send a shiver down spines but in today's world what relevance do they have and do we still reference them in any meaningful way? The nature of sin itself is to be argued. As a performance artist and poet, my work can only ever be truthful. I have no censor. What must be spoken is spoken. Whether it be perceived as deadly or as a sin. My truth as a woman. A feminist. An artist. Am I committing a sin every time I write my truth? The wages of sin are death after all. Perhaps the deadlier the sin, the higher the price to pay. But doesn't that make it all the more tempting and what exactly is a 'sin' these days?

Isadora Vibes // 3 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Coping with Christmas: a survival guide for when festivities are tough

Christmas is supposed to be joyful, but for many people it is a time full of triggers, loneliness and bad memories. Philippa offers advice and further information for those dreading the seasonal festivities.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2013

Categories: Blog

The veil debate: why we must respect the autonomy of all women

Raisa Kabir reflects on the lack of Muslim women's voices in recent debates surrounding the full-face veil, arguing against any form of ban and for increased solidarity between Muslim and non-Muslim women

Guest Blogger // 19 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Amen to that

A play written in the 1950s led by black female characters still has a lot to say, finds Lissy Lovett

Lissy Lovett // 13 July 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

DIY feminism and Hidden Perspectives

Hannah Boast of LaDIYfest Sheffield describes what happened when a DIY feminist group took the risk of going 'official' to work with the University of Sheffield's Biblical Studies department on a new project, Hidden Perspectives

Guest Blogger // 9 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Why we are Sikh feminists

Herpreet Kaur Grewal talked to her colleagues on the Sikh Feminist Research Institute's editorial board about why they are feminists. This blog post collects their views to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi, which took place this weekend

Guest Blogger // 16 April 2013

Categories: Blog

New Review: Double Bind

Double Bind asks important questions of the cross sections of being Muslim and women's rights argues Jolene Tan

Josephine Tsui // 15 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

A Sikh feminist journey

Herpreet Kaur Grewal reflects on the Sikh feminism conference she attended in Vancouver recently

Guest Blogger // 5 December 2012

Categories: Blog

New Christian Feminist Network launches

Hannah Mudge, a member of the Christian Feminist Network collective, introduces the group and its aims

Guest Blogger // 28 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Why the Right has it wrong on the “sexualisation of children”

If the likes of Nadine “I-heart-depriving-women-of-the-right-to-determine-the-course-of-their-own-lives” Dorries and co. are to be believed, the real problem with thongs and padded bras being marketed at young girls and pop culture being...

Laura // 2 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Women and faith blog

Hannah Mudge, of We Mixed Our Drinks fame, is setting up a new blog to provide a space where women can write about and discuss their experiences of faith, religion...

Laura // 3 May 2011

Categories: Blog

France’s burqa ban: fighting oppression with oppression?

As you will know, France’s ban on the wearing of the burqa and niqab in public came into force on Monday, and was met with protests by some Muslim women....

Laura // 15 April 2011

Categories: Blog

Eve seen through another lense?

London Doodler Gabriel has posted this reframing of the story of Eve. Her His short comic strip was the result of a class assignment to “think of a famous person...

Jess McCabe // 12 November 2010

Categories: Blog

Anglican bishops resign over ordination of women

Five male Anglican bishops have resigned from the Church of England and will join the Catholic church in protest at the prospect of women becoming bishops, which should happen in...

Laura // 8 November 2010

Categories: Blog

4Thought: “Jesus was a feminist”

Last night’s 4Thought featured Church of England priest Miranda Threllfall-Jones discussing gender, feminism and the Church. Unfortunately the video cannot be embedded, but you can watch it here. Transcript: “It...

Laura // 10 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Protest the Pope!

If you’re none too thrilled with the fact that millions of pounds of our money is being spent on the Pope’s state visit to the UK next week (16-19 September)...

Laura // 6 September 2010

Categories: Blog

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