Articles about 'violence against women'

Not guilty does not mean innocent

The overturning of Ched Evans’ rape conviction isn’t just an exception, it’s a threat to the fabric of institutions that campaign to protect women, writes Rashida Islam

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Killer Women Crime Writing Festival

Harriet Kilikita brings together her highlights of the first Killer Women Crime Writing Festival

Harriet Kilikita // 18 October 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

The hidden work of being a woman in public

Fiona Vera-Gray writes about how Doll’s Eye Theatre are bringing street harassment to the stage

Guest Blogger // 29 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Stock photos fail survivors

Janey Stephenson argues that stock photos don’t just simplify violence against women, they fail survivors

Guest Blogger // 18 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Beautiful dead women

Ailsa Bristow looks at Making a Murderer as part of a broader cultural trend in which women’s deaths are fetishised and made into a spectacle, while the women themselves are erased

Ailsa Bristow // 26 January 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Looking for the class divide

Lissy Lovett considers the intersection of gender and class inspired by two of last week's news stories

Lissy Lovett // 14 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Is the end of violence against women in sight?

Janey Stephenson asks what the Istanbul Convention can do to end violence against women

Guest Blogger // 18 May 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: India’s Daughters

Asiya Islam finds India’s Daughter, The BBC documentary on the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, neither educational nor challenging and suggests we question its purpose. Content note: Several references to...

Holly Combe // 12 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Indian women are not the world’s daughters

Asiya Islam finds India's Daughter, The BBC documentary on the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, neither educational nor challenging and suggests we question its purpose

Asiya Islam //

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

17 December: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

In this specially extended blog post for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Molly, a member of the Sex Worker Open University, argues against feminist rhetoric, campaigns and legal policies that threaten sex workers' safety worldwide

Guest Blogger // 17 December 2013

Categories: Blog

In her words: a teacher’s story

Parween is a headteacher in Afghanistan. She teaches girls. When you hear her story - what has happened to her as a result of this job - you will likely ask yourself: in her place, could I carry on teaching?

Jess McCabe // 12 December 2013

Categories: Blog

India needs comprehensive reform, not death penalty, to deal with violence against women

This is a guest post by Dr Aisha K. Gill, Reader in Criminology at the University of Roehampton. Her main areas of interest and research are health and criminal justice...

Guest Blogger // 26 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Warsi: Women can and must play a crucial role in building the Afghanistan of the future

Our April guest bloggers, the No women, no peace. campaign, report back on their petition hand-in last month

No Women No Peace // 15 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Male feminists: why it’s important to get the boys on board

Angelique Mulholland on the importance of men speaking out against violence towards women and tackling harmful forms of masculinity

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: 90210

With its fifth and final series currently showing on E4 in the UK, the US fictional teen drama 90210 has tackled some familiar issues affecting young people. Robyn Harris goes...

Holly Combe // 1 August 2013

Categories: Blog

9021-oh: The harsh truth about victim-blaming in US schools?

With its fifth and final series currently showing on E4 in the UK, the US fictional teen drama 90210 has tackled some familiar issues affecting young people. Robyn Harris goes back to series' two and three to examine two storylines where female characters experience abuse and is disappointed to find the show ultimately doing very little to help dispel victim blaming

Robyn Harris //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman

The BBC’s recent India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman documentary follows a familiar pattern when it comes to Western reporting on violence against women in India says Asiya...

Holly Combe // 20 July 2013

Categories: Blog

India’s Western problem

The BBC's recent India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman documentary follows a familiar pattern when it comes to Western reporting on violence against women in India says Asiya Islam

Asiya Islam //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Write to End Violence Against Women Awards

Liz Ely introduces a new award for journalism in Scotland, designed to recognise the vital work undertaken by bloggers and journalists on the issue of violence against women

Guest Blogger // 9 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Far from a fairytale

A one man show leaves Megan Stodel uncertain with its focus on violence against women

Megan Stodel // 1 July 2013

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Speaking out, without shame

Zarina shares her journey of overcoming history of being oppressed by her family and breaking away from a forced marriage, aided by solidarity and help she found online

Zarina // 4 June 2013

Categories: Family, Features, Feminism, Violence

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

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