Articles about 'women'

The comic strip: gender assumptions

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is fed up with correcting people's assumptions about gender

Guest Blogger // 25 March 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: limited feminism

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, depicts people's reluctance to care about feminist issues that don't affect them

Guest Blogger // 28 February 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: commercial feminism

Ahead of Christmas, our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, takes on the commercialisation of feminism

Guest Blogger // 24 December 2016

Categories: Blog

An open letter to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Gemma Croffie disagrees with the Nigerian writer's assumption that balancing childcare and work is the only way to self-fulfilment

Guest Blogger // 21 December 2016

Categories: Blog

In praise of funny women

Catherine King discusses the challenges of being a funny woman on the dating scene

Guest Blogger // 19 December 2016

Categories: Blog

Lessons from Period School

Sarah Hewett teaches us all a few things about menstruation and calls for more openness and education around periods

Guest Blogger // 13 December 2016

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: Did you come here on your own?

Our resident cartoonist, Silvia Carrus, is back and taking on the double standards of solo travel

Guest Blogger // 28 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Travelling alone: the Big Bad Wolf is not on every corner

We won't stop attacks on solo female travellers by staying indoors or following contrived Government guidelines, argues Jane Buffham

Guest Blogger // 26 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Catfights and crying: let’s end harmful stereotypes of all-female teams

We've come a long way in avoiding assumptions about women as individuals, but myths about female groups are still pervasive in the workplace, argues our guest blogger

Guest Blogger // 6 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Mum sex – lie back and think of casseroles?

Let's put an end to tired, retrograde and dangerous ideas about 'mum sex', argues Ellie Hutchinson

Guest Blogger // 7 October 2016

Categories: Blog

How to choose our political leaders

With women in contention as leadership battles get underway, Zoe Russell urges us to look at the whole picture

Zoe Russell // 30 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Finding out what True Beauty is

Shoshana Devora enjoys the exploration of worth and beauty in new writing Linda currently showing at the Royal Court Theatre

Shoshana Devora // 10 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

September 2015 – guest writers’ series on body image

This September on the F-Word, we've got a series of guest blogs and features on body image coming up. We'll be looking at different aspects of what has been a significant talking point in 2015 for feminism. Come and take a look over the next few weeks at what our guest writers have to say about it

Liz Smith // 5 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Exiting the sausage fest

When previously carnivorous Megan Stodel started cutting down on meat, she was surprised to find gender expectations more of a barrier than sourcing recipes with enough cheese in them

Megan Stodel // 2 September 2015

Categories: Blog

Deferring a key, a ring and motherhood for my backpack and passport. Am I doing life wrong?

Ashton Simpson writes about her choice as a young woman to travel and asks why so many still find it troubling when young women don't adhere to the socially accepted paths of mortgage, marriage and motherhood within the expected timeframe

Guest Blogger // 23 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Why do women only make up 11% of the 2 million British construction industry workers?

Lekha Mohanlal wants to know why the UK construction industry boom hasn't attracted many women - are women really afraid to don their overalls, or is it more that they don't realise the opportunities are there?

Guest Blogger // 21 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Why getting rid of gender roles in childhood matters to the music industry

If we want to know where all the women performing at music festivals are, the answer is simple, argues Rachel Michaella Finn – girls just don’t play guitar

Rachel Michaella Finn // 2 August 2015

Categories: Features, Music

The likeability factor

Do we judge women more harshly than men? Do feminists need to be likable? The Legacy asks difficult questions about gender and social conscience, writes Suzanne Duffy

Suzanne Duffy // 30 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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

Dementia is a feminist issue

Women make up two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK and a huge proportion of carers looking after those living with dementia, yet policy making doesn't recognise and value them. Nada Savitch speaks to women affected by dementia and calls on young women to change their futures

Nada Savitch // 21 April 2015

Categories: Activism, Body and Health, Family, Features, Interviews

Happy in their colourful skin

From seedy parlours to political tattooing, we have come a long way. Alison Barton-Simmons speaks to women about their motivations for getting inked

Alison Barton-Simmons // 13 January 2015

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Features

Making waves: women and electronica

Jo links to a piece covering a female-only electronic and experimental music event

Joanna Whitehead // 21 November 2014

Categories: Blog

First Aid Kit: mini review

Joanna is blown away by First Aid Kit's glittering Royal Albert Hall performance

Joanna Whitehead // 8 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Learning Photoshop by lasso-ing women

D. T. Dragon did not expect to be involved in making women look unreal when they signed up for the Photoshop module in their digital photography course

D. T. Dragon // 25 September 2014

Categories: Blog

“I am a victim of nothing but my own bad choices”: Women Against Feminism and neoliberal individualism

The recent group Women Against Feminism is, Alison Phipps argues, yet another example of the neoliberal mantra of personal responsibility which promises achievement for women but has resulted in pushing them back into the kitchen

Alison Phipps // 5 August 2014

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism

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