Articles about 'sexual violence'

The F-Word stage blog: September 2018

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre this month

Lissy Lovett // 11 September 2018

Categories: Blog

To be young, Bipolar and black: Why Nina Simone’s story matters in the wake of #MeToo

Emma Yapp looks back at Nina Simone's life and how #MeToo could do better by black and mentally ill women

Emma Yapp // 19 March 2018

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Racism, Sex and Relationships, Violence

War stories

Huma Munshi is viscerally moved by the depiction of the effects of war in a new play at the Royal Court in London

Huma Munshi // 6 December 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Work in progress

Our anonymous author speaks out about her rape and the consequent criminal trial

Anonymous // 22 September 2017

Categories: Features, Violence

An exploration of consent at the National Theatre

Naomi Westerman finds much to think about when reviewing Nina Raine’s new play, Consent

Naomi Westerman // 12 April 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

We need to change the way we frame sexual violence

Some women don’t realise they are sexually assaulted until later due to internalised sexism, writes Louisa Adjoa Parker

Guest Blogger // 11 April 2017

Categories: Blog

Why can’t Theresa May put women first?

The Human Rights Act is a lifesaving piece of legislation for women, so why, asks Jennifer Hudson, is the Prime Minister so keen to scrap it?

Guest Blogger // 6 March 2017

Categories: Blog

When wounded bodies give birth: what we ought to know

People who have experienced sexual violence may find childbirth particularly traumatic. Julie Xuan argues that healthcare providers must reach out to understand these patients better

Julie Xuan // 14 November 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Family, Features, Violence

Theatre and Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe – part four

Our penultimate post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering Theatre and Dance

Various Authors // 16 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe – part three

Our fifth post of reviews from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, covering theatre

Various Authors // 15 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Teenage bullying in the digital world

Helena Blackstone is impressed by the relevance of new play Sket at the Park Theatre

Helena Blackstone // 30 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Is it time for gender neutral toilets?

Gender segregated toilets are something we take for granted, but D H Kelly argues that gender neutral public toilets might be better for everyone

D H Kelly // 28 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Overcoming adversity, becoming brilliant

Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming

Joanna Whitehead // 26 October 2015

Categories: Books, Features, Interviews, Reviews

A very curious case

A new version of The Curious Case of Jekyll and Hyde is thought-provoking for Harriet Wailling, but its attempts to grapple with gender sometimes miss the mark

Harriet Wailling // 6 August 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

When the Defenders are the Perpetrators – the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Guest blogger Sheena Vasani assesses the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Sheena Vasani // 21 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Congolese women activists shut out of event at Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

An open letter to William Hague from the Bradford Congo Campaign

Laura // 16 June 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Angel Haze

Sexuality and survival – Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze Content note: ‘Cleaning Out my Closet’ (linked to in the first mention of the song) contains a descriptive account of...

Holly Combe // 11 May 2014

Categories: Blog

I’m loving Angel instead

Sexuality and survival - Joanna Whitehead swoons over Angel Haze

Joanna Whitehead //

Categories: Music, Reviews

The repercussions of speaking up about sexual violence

Millitoria describes the often negative reactions she has received as someone who speaks out about sexual violence, and offers advice on how to respond supportively when someone talks to you about the issue

Guest Blogger // 22 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Leading barrister deems Operation Yewtree “grotesque spectacle”

Laura takes down an article that paints Stuart Hall's acts of child abuse as "low-level misdemeanors" and accuses anti-abuse campaigners and law-enforcement agencies of "fetishising victimhood"

Laura // 9 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Using The Words

Annie Moran, who has previously written for The F-Word on her experience of reporting rape, introduces a new project to help survivors speak out about sexual violence

Guest Blogger // 2 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

Steubenville: An American phenomenon?

Hannah Hilali explores the meaning of "rape culture" in the context of the Steubenville rape case and her own experience of sexual assault here in the UK

Guest Blogger // 6 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 14 January 2013

Categories: Blog

How to be a victim blamer

Laura responds to a disappointing and dangerous bit of victim blaming from Caitlin Moran

Laura // 17 December 2012

Categories: Blog

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