Articles about 'twitter'

Having compassion online will help you be a better feminist

In an age of what feels like perpetual bad news and division, better feminism relies on compassion and patience online, writes Charlotte Wylie

Guest Blogger // 12 July 2017

Categories: Blog

The downfall of Lena Dunham

Sophie Lloyd explores how Lena Dunham’s careless statements might preclude her from being a women’s rights icon

Sophie Lloyd // 23 March 2017

Categories: Features, Feminism

“Calm down, dear” (and other things men said to prove that Tim Hunt isn’t sexist)

Jo Liptrott points out the irony in the Tim Hunt furore

Josephine Liptrott // 12 September 2015

Categories: Features

How can we change the status of our nipples?

The "Free The Nipple" campaign seeks to change our culture's anxiety about women's nipples. D H Kelly asks whether this is possible and how we might go about it

D H Kelly // 13 April 2015

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

Sexual assault allegations and attention seeking

Since Vanessa Feltz spoke of Rolf Harris putting his hand up her dress during an interview, she has been subject to a torrent of abuse, including the idea that she is seeking attention. D H Kelly explores this common accusation towards victims of sexual assault

D H Kelly // 8 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Expecting more

Although guest blogger Milena Popova doesn't expect bi and trans inclusion from Julie Bindel, she is frustrated by a failure to call this out when Stonewall's acting CEO recommends her new book

Milena Popova //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 7 July 2014

Categories: Blog

What can I do about my white privilege?

This week in "Awkward Conversations On My Facebook": what begins as a humorous post about race takes a turn for the humourless when a white person says to the brown person who began the thread, "Talking about white privilege makes me uncomfortable - what can I do to help?" Stay tuned to find out...

Amber Collins // 1 July 2014

Categories: Blog

So, when’s International Men’s Day?

This is one way to respond to 'so when's International MEN'S Day then?". Again and again and again.

Philippa Willitts // 10 March 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 10th February 2014

Philippa links to topics we weren't able to cover this week including fat shaming, the privacy of NHS health records, legal gender recognition, Woody Allen, women in politics, vagina art in schools, the rainbow Google doodle and more

Philippa Willitts // 10 February 2014

Categories: Blog

On ‘toxic Twitter feminism’ and being called out

Sarah describes 'Twitter feminism' as 'feminism that includes minority voices' and puts being 'called out' in perspective

Sarah Thomasin // 1 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Feminist connections

Philippa writes about The F-Word's social media presence, and provides links to our Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn sites, as well as details of a way to find Twitter feminists with similar interests to you

Philippa Willitts // 3 November 2013

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

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Men must stand against this misogyny

Stephen Burrell on why men need to stand up against sexism and create new forms of masculinity that oppress neither women nor men

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Trolls are not the most depressing part of this week’s twitter storm

This week, MP Stella Creasy must feel she’s slipped down the rabbit warren into an alternative universe – though one with fewer despotic queens than Alice’s wonderland. Not because she’s...

gailem // 31 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Feminist film recommendations, Twitter style

Philippa asked Twitter for some feminist film recommendations, and has storified the responses

Philippa Willitts // 31 March 2013

Categories: Blog

#TransDocFail: the trans community rises

Content note: This piece begins with a strong reference to self harm. Selective concern by the press and medical establishment - targeting one doctor while ignoring decades of everyday abuse and neglect from hundreds of NHS professionals - has led to great anger and unity. Jane Fae explains why in this guest post

Jane Fae // 9 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Socially feminist

Philippa writes about The F-Word's social media options.

Philippa Willitts // 29 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Is ‘intersectionality’ an elitist concept?

Extending the Caitlin Moran twitterstorm a bit further, the main critique of this piece in the NewStatesman today seems to be that we shouldn’t use ‘academic’ words/concepts like intersectionality when...

zohra // 22 October 2012

Categories: Blog

BBC Suffolk’s astoundingly bad taste domestic violence ‘joke’

Philippa details a mind-blowingly awful tweet from BBC Suffolk about Chris Brown, Rihanna and domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 25 July 2012

Categories: Blog

An apology to Darren Elmore and all the men like him

A guest post by Lorrie Hearts about the aggression she was faced with when challenging rape jokes and those who tell them.

Guest Blogger // 14 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Slut-shaming and victim-blaming: the journalist, the vicar and the politician #bbcqt

Philippa writes about an outrageous discussion on Question Time last night, where nearly every speaker on the recent 'grooming' case managed to blame the victims without mentioning the perpetrators.

Philippa Willitts // 11 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Ched Evans conviction: the vitriol after the verdict

A guest post by Julian Norman about the misogynist reactions to the conviction of Ched Evans, a football player, for rape.

Guest Blogger // 22 April 2012

Categories: Blog

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