Articles about 'violence'

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: part three

Here are The F-Word’s third set of reviews of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering comedy and theatre

Various Authors // 18 August 2017

Categories: Comedy, Music, Reviews, Theatre

Dance meets digital

Lissy Lovett admires new installation Virgin Territory but does not quite agree with its viewpoint

Lissy Lovett // 18 May 2017

Categories: Art, Reviews, Theatre

Breaking boundaries

Harriet Kilikita reviews Open Clasp’s play Key Change and applauds its powerful and unflinching exploration of the lives of women prisoners

Harriet Kilikita // 30 November 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The F-Word stage blog: November 2016

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

Lissy Lovett // 8 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Lifting the veil on the violent woman

To move towards equality, the feminist movement needs to make space for the character of the violent woman, no matter how unlikeable she is, argues Charlotte Barnes

Charlotte Barnes // 6 October 2016

Categories: Books, Features, Films

Gender-swapped death and debauchery in The Revenger’s Tragedy

Kat Wootton finds there is much to say about male and female-codified behaviour in this gleeful version of Middleton’s play

Katherine Wootton // 4 April 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Calm down, it’s a festival of feminist theatre

Mary Paterson finds Calm Down Dear, a festival of innovative feminist performance, has a lot to say about the conventions of looking at women

Mary Paterson // 6 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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

Real Men are dodging the reality of manhood

Kevin Queer on the Real Men movement, and why hugs and prayer bowls are not going to address problems of patriarchy and power

Kevin Queer // 23 June 2015

Categories: Features, Men

Military monologues

Mattie Lacey-Davidson finds the seven monologues created from the stories of real US servicewomen intense and impactful, recommending The Lonely Soldier Monologues for its important messages

Mattie Lacey-Davidson // 4 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Flying high with Nightingales

Lissy Lovett finds much to admire in Nightingales, a new take on a Greek myth that deals with rape, revenge and sisterhood

Lissy Lovett // 25 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Guest post: The power of protest

With a memorial planned for the 200th anniversary in August 2019, The Peterloo Massacre is an atrocity that should never be forgotten. This guest post from J. T. Rattray reflects on an edition of The Culture Show about Maxine Peake's performance of Shelley's landmark poem on Peterloo at Manchester's International Festival last month

Holly Combe // 29 August 2013

Categories: Blog

No ordinary folk album

In their four years working together, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have received plenty of recognition and yet are still arguably one of the best-kept secrets in the field of contemporary folk music. Helen G has a listen to the recently released Fire and Fortune and is impressed with the duo's articulate lyrics and breaking down of musical boundaries

Helen G // 13 August 2013

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

In their four years working together, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have received plenty of recognition and yet are still arguably one of the best-kept secrets in the field of...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

New review: The menace of Karl Munro (Coronation Street)

Coronation Street character Stella has taken back her deceitful partner Karl after being rescued by him from a fire that, unknown to her, he actually started. Gemma Elliott, of the...

Holly Combe // 9 July 2013

Categories: Blog

The menace of Karl Munro

Coronation Street character Stella has taken back her deceitful partner Karl after being rescued by him from a fire that, unknown to her, he actually started. Gemma Elliott, of the Tumblr blog Feminist Coronation Street, considers Karl's new hero status and the power it has given him over Stella

Gemma Elliott //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Clare Balding’s Secrets of a Suffragette

Having been reminded of women such as Selina Cooper and Ada Nield Chew in Louise Whittle’s excellent piece on Monday, it has to be said that Clare Balding’s Secrets of...

Holly Combe // 6 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Emily Wilding Davison: 100 years on

Catherine Elms watches Clare Balding's Secrets of a Suffragette, a documentary looking at some of the history behind the movement and the events surrounding the death of one of its most well-known figures

Catherine Elms //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Music paste up: MSMR, MØ, Feathers, White Blush

Despite featuring a soothing and intriguing opening video by Feathers, todays music paste up is going to be messy and feature a lot of bodily fluids and accompanying trigger warnings.

Cazz Blase // 24 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Help charity build a clothes bank for women getting back on their feet

Donate extra clothes to a South London charity

Jess McCabe // 5 February 2013

Categories: Blog

TGEU Press Release: TDOR 2012

Transgender Europe's Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals 265 killings of trans people in the last 12 months

Helen G // 14 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Kelis – Caught Out There

A woman is angry with a man. Must be a feminist thing, right?

Holly Combe // 27 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Nina Simone/various – Strange Fruit

Nina Simone's chilling version of Abel Meeropol's shockingly candid description of a quiet rural scene in the aftermath of racist murder

Holly Combe // 22 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New Review: The Boys, by Francesca Lewis

Cartoonish violence. Sexual exploitation. Homphobic language. Semi naked women. Big guns. Can any of these things be justified as “satire” any more? In her controversial review of (controversial) comic writer...

Marina Strinkovsky // 30 May 2012

Categories: Blog

The Boys

Feminists get Garth Ennis' The Boys all wrong, argues Francesca Lewis. The sexual violence and objectification of women are satirical tools highlighting the emptiness of the superhero genre, rather than misogynist wish fulfilment

Francesca Lewis //

Categories: Comics, Reviews

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