Articles about 'TV'

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

New review: BornRisky

Channel 4 describes Viktoria Modesta as “inspiring, unique and very hot” with “a difference that sets her apart from the idealised form of a pop artist”. Gemma Varnom asks, can...

Holly Combe // 20 December 2014

Categories: Blog

The I-word strikes again

Channel 4 describes Viktoria Modesta as "inspiring, unique and very hot" with "a difference that sets her apart from the idealised form of a pop artist". Gemma Varnom asks, can a disabled performer only be noticed or valued if her performance centres on her apparent otherness?

Gemma Varnom // 19 December 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

New review: Some Girls

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3’s Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we’ve come to...

Holly Combe // 17 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Finally, the girls are centre stage

Kate Bonynge looks at the third series of BBC3's Some Girls, a comedy about three 18 year olds that marks a change from the male dominated programmes we've come to expect

Kate Bonynge // 16 December 2014

Categories: Reviews, Television

Weekly round-up and open thread

Some important feminist-related and intersectional news/commentary this week, including Disabled People Against the Cuts' open Letter after the 8 December High Court ruling against their challenge to the closure of the Independent Living Fund

Holly Combe // 15 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Exceptions won’t change the rules

Amelia Handy muses on the aspirational formula behind The Apprentice and argues that quotas recommending the 'add-woman-and-stir' recipe to companies are not good enough when we have an economic system that values profit over people

Guest Blogger // 12 December 2014

Categories: Blog

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

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

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Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: The Culture Show

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show‘s Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women’s sex appeal and lingering concerns over...

Holly Combe // 6 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Girls: meet your punk foremothers

Stephanie Phillips enjoys rare footage on The Culture Show's Girls Will be Girls episode but is left wanting more than talk of fashion, women's sex appeal and lingering concerns over the survival of the female punk spirit

Stephanie Phillips //

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

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

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Categories: Reviews, Television

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

New review: Dawson’s Creek

Sara Yasin revists an old childhood favourite, Dawson’s Creek. For the 12-year-old version of myself, Dawson’s Creek was part of a forbidden world after 8pm. My feminist gears weren’t turning...

Holly Combe // 22 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Teen angst and “mounting sexual theoretics”

Sara Yasin revists an old childhood favourite, Dawson's Creek

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Categories: Reviews, Television

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

Fat in film is a feminist issue

This is a guest post by Lily Kendall, a feminist human rights activist living in London. Lily is a founding writer for feminist blog The Hussington Post and spends her...

Guest Blogger //

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

New review: Game of Thrones

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn’t make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens. Is Game of Thrones – the television series...

Holly Combe // 27 December 2013

Categories: Blog

A fantasy of female subjugation

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn't make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens

Rebekah Owens //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Parks and Recreation

While certainly not perfect in its treatment of minority groups, US sitcom Parks and Recreation also gets a lot right, argues Iona Sharma. Some spoilers contained. In a second season...

Holly Combe // 24 December 2013

Categories: Blog

In praise of Leslie Knope: feminism and small-town politics

While certainly not perfect in its treatment of minority groups, US sitcom Parks and Recreation also gets a lot right, argues Iona Sharma

Iona Sharma //

Categories: Reviews, Television

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