Articles about 'sexism'

Panel shows: the numbers don’t add up

Emily Hoyle reports on the slow progress made regarding women's representation on TV panel shows generally, nearly a year after the BBC acted on recommendations to boost women's presence on screen

Emily Hoyle // 10 January 2015

Categories: Features, Television

I’m a Celebrity… give me a break!

Lucy Drewery asks why mocking a person's appearance is still just seen as 'banter'

Guest Blogger // 20 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round up and open thread

We're back! After a short hiatus, here is the round up of links we've found interesting recently, plus a space for discussion in the comments

Megan Stodel // 17 November 2014

Categories: Blog

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

All About That Bass? All about that body shaming

Veena Chandar takes issue with 'All About That Bass' and its implication that we should only appreciate our bodies if boys admire them

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2014

Categories: Blog

New feature: High heels of clay

Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models. Remember when Lily Allen wrote that great feminist song about how women shouldn’t need to...

Holly Combe // 21 October 2014

Categories: Blog

High heels of clay: is it any wonder our modern gods wobble?

Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models

Helen Monks //

Categories: Features, Music

Preview: Women Make Noise discussion

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012’s Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October...

Holly Combe // 13 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Women talk about making noise

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012's Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October about DIY feminist efforts to counter this

Julia Downes //

Categories: Books, Events, Music, Reviews

The revolution will not be pinkified

Is it too much to ask for women's bikes and cycling accessories in colours other than pink, asks Liz Smith? And while we're at it, let's get the same specs available for the same price

Liz Smith // 11 September 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

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk to very sad or rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 12 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not imply endorsement or agreement). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk, to rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!

Chella Quint // 24 June 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: The X-Files

Following on from Sara Yasin’s retrospective look back at Dawson’s Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points. Content note: Contains a discussion of attitudes...

Holly Combe // 18 May 2014

Categories: Blog

One step forward, two steps behind

Following on from Sara Yasin's retrospective look back at Dawson's Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points

Melissa Dunne //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Is football institutionally sexist? Premier League emails suggest so

It will have come as little surprise to anyone with a passing interest in football that Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore’s work emails referred to women as “gash” and...

Carrie Dunn // 11 May 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: True Detective

HBO’s latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters. Kate Bonynge reports. Warning:...

Holly Combe // 26 March 2014

Categories: Blog

A Man’s Game

HBO's latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters

Kate Bonynge //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Hidden sexism in the Academy

This is a guest post by Natasha Turner, who Tweets at @NatashaDTurner. With women making up 56% of undergraduates in the UK, it’s easy to assume that gender inequality does...

Guest Blogger // 18 March 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Secrets of the Living Dolls

Emily Hoyle watches a recent Channel 4 documentary, shown this week on More 4, about men who engage in ‘female masking’ and suggests some of their attitudes may leave much...

Holly Combe // 21 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Living Dolls: a distortion of womanhood?

Emily Hoyle watches a recent Channel 4 documentary, shown this week on More 4, about men who engage in 'female masking' and suggests some of their attitudes may leave much to be desired by viewers who identify and live as women

Emily Hoyle // 20 February 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

Sexism and staircase wit

The French term l'esprit de l'escalier neatly sums up Catherine Bennett's previous experiences of street harassment, but now - instead of coming up with a witty retort after the fact - she's fighting back

Guest Blogger // 13 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Stop trying to shame black women, 2013

Estella Adeyeri's withering indictment of the shaming of black girls on Twitter, and those who are shouting back

Estella Adeyeri // 1 November 2013

Categories: Blog

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

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