Articles about 'representation'

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

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Theresa May is not my feminism

Theresa May becoming Prime Minister has been hailed by some as a victory for feminism. Osha Al-Mossallami argues that the representation of women in politics should be about more than an image

Guest Blogger // 25 July 2016

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How to choose our political leaders

With women in contention as leadership battles get underway, Zoe Russell urges us to look at the whole picture

Zoe Russell // 30 June 2016

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We’re over here!

Bi Visibility Day was celebrated on 23 September. Megan Stodel starts listing ways that would help increase the visibility of bisexuality

Megan Stodel // 26 September 2015

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Composing an alternative

Exam boards should be consciously inclusive, so Megan Stodel celebrates the recently successful campaign by a 17-year-old that will result in women composers being on the Edexcel A Level syllabus

Megan Stodel // 13 September 2015

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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

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Suppressed again?

A guest post from SWOU (Sex Worker Open University) about the failure of the upcoming 'Feminism in London' conference to include any sex workers on its sex work panel

Guest Blogger // 15 September 2014

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An invasion of five

Most of the media seems to think that women have taken over the cabinet in the recent reshuffle. Megan Stodel demands a recount

Megan Stodel // 21 July 2014

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When people perceive the possible, it becomes a lot easier to achieve

A guest post by Ruby Lott-Lavigna about the representation of women in the House of Commons

Guest Blogger // 30 June 2014

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New feature: failing to perform

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a call for features for the theatre section. I’ve just posted the first of these, in which Max Smiles analyses the last 50...

Megan Stodel // 18 January 2014

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Calling women of colour to guest blog

Following our call for guest bloggers towards the end of last year, we had a number of great people respond and have lined up a programme for most of the...

Lynne Miles // 5 April 2013

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The big fat issue of the year

Kathi Elizabeth says the real issue with the Big Fat Quiz of the Year was its failure to include any female comics, not Jack Whitehall's joke about the Queen

Guest Blogger // 5 January 2013

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A problem that stubbornly refuses to budge

A guest post by Reni Eddo-Lodge about Caitlin Moran's recent dismissal of black women's representation, in the context of racism within the feminist movement.

Philippa Willitts // 8 October 2012

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Women in IT session 17 August

The FDM Group will be running a Women in IT Advantage Session for female graduates next Wednesday 17th August within their London Bridge office, as part of a campaign to...

Holly Combe // 12 August 2011

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“Sad and cynical… a continuing dearth of feminine voices”: A diversity audit of Radio 4

A guest post by Sharon Jacobs, who spent a day doing a diversity audit of male and female voices on BBC Radio 4

Guest Blogger // 3 August 2011

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The female lead?

Let’s not pretend social pressure on women no longer exists, argues Tugela Barnes in this guest post A few days ago, The Sunday Times’ Style supplement ran a story celebrating...

Guest Blogger // 27 August 2010

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New feature: The case for all-women shortlists

Whatever the verdict of the General Election, women’s representation in the Commons will inch forward at best. Ros Ball argues that all parties must adopt all-women shortlists Who would have...

Jess McCabe // 26 April 2010

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