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"I discovered that women experience a disproportionate sense of danger, anxiety and fear of sexual assault in public spaces, which they believe to be absent in their male counterparts." writes Hannah Brydon thefword.org.uk/2022/06/weighi…
Hannah Brydon writes about her academic study of street harassment thefword.org.uk/2022/06/weighi…
Keep up with the latest feminist news! Our weekly round-up and open thread, posted by @LusanaTaylor, has our pick of interesting recent articles [HC] thefword.org.uk/2022/06/weekly…
I am thrilled that @thefworduk has finally published our sex work policy - ably introduced in @hollycombe's excellent weekly round-up here: thefword.org.uk/2022/06/weekly…
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Hannah Brydon writes about her academic study of street harassment thefword.org.uk/2022/06/weighi…
I decided to go retro and blog a little in the latest @thefworduk round-up, which also contains our usual plethora of recent feminist interest stories and a nod to The F-Word’s recently published position on sex work and sex worker discrimination: thefword.org.uk/2022/06/weekly…
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📚 A Feminist Theory of Violence @phamthikangg &@PlutoPresss) questions apparent immovable structures of our society and calls to eradicate#GBVV at the root: the patriarchal state and its far-reaching tentacles of violence. My review for@thefwordukk:thefword.org.uk/2022/05/who-pr…p
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I reviewed Happening, @AudreyDiwan's unsparing, tragically timely adaptation of Annie Ernaux's memoir of having an illegal abortion in 60s France @thefworduk. A chilling vision of the extremes women are forced to go to when abortion isn't available legally thefword.org.uk/2022/05/happen…
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I got a bit carried away with the @thefworduk round-up this week, so please feel free to all hungrily pounce on the massive reading list contained within it! thefword.org.uk/2022/05/weekly…
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Jacquie Lawrence’s Gateways Grind recently won Best Documentary Feature at the Canadian Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival. You can check out @PippaSterk's review 👇 [HC]twitter.com/PippaSterk/sta…Q
What would #StarWarsDay be without celebrating everyone's favourite Space Mom? @EmilyZinkin looks back on the huge impact both Carrie Fisher and #PrincessLeia had on her and other young women growing up. thefword.org.uk/2018/01/goodby…
Happy #StarWarsDay! To celebrate, we're diving back into The F-Word archives to look at why Star Wars has always been a girls' thing too! #MayThe4thBeWithYou thefword.org.uk/2016/01/star-w…
Keep up with the latest feminist news - our weekly round-up and open thread has The F-word team's pick of the most interesting articles we've read in the last 7 days thefword.org.uk/2022/05/weekly…
From game developers using sexist ads to reel in gamers, to tackling incel cultures in schools, and being a better ally to sex workers, our latest news round-up brings together the most interesting articles for UK #feminists from the last 7 days thefword.org.uk/2022/04/weekly…
Start your #EasterHolidays catching up with the most interesting recent #feminist news, showcased in our latest weekly round-up. Let us know in the comments if there are other articles you think we should be highlighting! thefword.org.uk/2022/04/weekly…
This petition has over 100,000 signatures already! Please sign the petition and retweet to help spread the word and keep that number climbing. twitter.com/thefworduk/sta…
From international news and politics to sport, arts and culture, we've got the pick of the most interesting articles to UK #feminists in our latest weekly round-up post. thefword.org.uk/2022/04/weekly…
Conversion therapy is a pseudo-therapy that causes long term harm to those forced to endure it. Trans people should have the same protections under a conversion therapy ban as anyone else. Sign the petition now to show your support. petition.parliament.uk/petitions/6135…
Fancy writing for The F-Word? We're looking for a writer to interview author Joanna Walsh about her latest book, 'Girl Online: a User Manual', out now from @VersoBooks If you're interested, get in touch at [email protected] to find out more. thefword.org.uk/write-for-us/
Happy #InternationalAsexualityDay! In our latest blog, Fliss Alma talks about why representation matters, discusses where to find learning resources and find good rep, and highlights the new #AceProject from @stonewalluk! thefword.org.uk/2022/04/celebr…
We've shared our pick of the most interesting articles from the last week - from radicalizing your parents around #ClimateChange to protecting trans people from the horrors of #ConversionTherapy, plus our pick of articles for #AutismAcceptanceMonth thefword.org.uk/2022/04/weekly…
Justyna is facing up to three years in prison for helping a woman who needed them access abortion pills. If you can't attend the event on 8 April, you can find other actions to take on the @amnesty website. amnesty.org/en/documents/e… twitter.com/AbortionSuppor…
abi of @PhilosophyTube, kara of @FilmReroll, daniela foré of @elementary, ty doran, elliot page, and natalie of @ContraPoints there are many many others (both in the public eye and out) who inspire me, who helped to crack my egg, and who make me believe it'll all be ok twitter.com/thefworduk/sta…
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This #TransDayOfVisibility we'd love to help spread a bit of joy! Lets hear about your favourite trans role models and icons. Comments or QT with the people who inspire you as actors, musicians, activists, writers, or people just living their best lives!
Happy #TransDayOfVisibility! We're digging into The F-Word archives to share our 2018 interview with activist and journalist @parislees on her views of feminism, class, and the women who inspire her | From The F-Word archives thefword.org.uk/2018/04/paris-…
#Seascapes #WomenShapingTheWorld Caméra d’Or at #Cannes, #Murina is a coming-of-age story centering on Julija and her love for the sea. Don't miss the Q&A w/ dir. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović on 9 April! From 8 April at #CinéLumièreinstitut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/w…Bb
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Read all about it! We've shared our pick of interesting articles from the last week, from trans women being turned back at the #Ukraine border, South Korean women protesting the election of a misogynist president, and #ArianaDeBose's historic #Oscars win. thefword.org.uk/2022/03/weekly…
If you want to make donating part of your #WomensHistoryMonth celebrations, check out the charities involved in @BigGive's women and girls match fund. Donations made by 15 March will be matched, giving your money twice the impact! donate.thebiggive.org.uk/women-and-girl…
We are on £15,700 already! For one week only, all donations will be match funded, meaning you'll have double the impact (more if you tick Gift Aid) twitter.com/graceyswer/sta…
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It’s #InternationalWomensDay so let’s celebrate some International Women! #1 Coccinelle. The first European woman to be legally married following gender affirming surgery. Not just a singer and stage performer, but a film star too. frenchly.us/what-you-shoul…
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Happy #InternationalWomensDay ! #WomensDay #IWD2022 She’s at the Controls gives a socio-historical examination of the roles of women studio professionals in the UK music industry. More info: bit.ly/3My2qm1 @McCookerybook @loudwomenclub @louderthanwar @thefworduk
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Check out these amazing stories!👀 A great thread about fascinating women in history from the@vagina_museumm, and a reminder that#InternationalWomensDayy is a celebration of ALL women - cis and trans - and their achievements. Happy#IWD20222!twitter.com/vagina_museum/…W
Looking for organisations to support this #InternationalWomensDay? Start here! From @WIP_live and @WishCharity to @Imkaan and @girlsoutloudorg, every one of these charities is helping women and girls #beatthebias and create a fairer world. #IWD22 independent.co.uk/life-style/wom…
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! This year's theme is #BreakTheBias, pushing for a world free stereotypes, and discrimination - something we've been focused on since 2001. If you want to get involved, pitch us an idea for an article or blog. #IWWD2022 thefword.org.uk/about/
If you're looking for a gripping read, both 'Our Wives Under the Sea' by @JuliaArmfield and 'These Days' by @beingvarious came out last week - two of our top new fiction picks for 2022. thefword.org.uk/2022/01/new-fi…
We've also included articles explaining what's happening with the Russian government's attack on #Ukraine and how you can support people in Ukraine right now, including donating to verified aid charities and supporting the work of independent journalists on the frontline.
Our latest weekly news round-up is up! Highlights from this week's round-up include Belgium decriminalising sex work and an essay on how Black feminists defined #AbortionRights. Let us know about your top articles from the last week in the comments! thefword.org.uk/2022/02/weekly…
You can donate to the UN's Ukraine Humanitarian Fund here: crisisrelief.un.org/t/ukraine
As Russia’s horrifying war against Ukraine continues, here’s a piece from our archives: a review of a thought-provoking play by Ukrainian playwright Natal’ya Vorozhbit about the horrors of war, particularly for women, children and vulnerable groups. thefword.org.uk/2017/12/bad-ro…
Supporting your transgender child is NOT abuse. Send a message to the Department of Family & Protective Services urging them to listen to the medical experts and protect transgender kids from politicians like Abbott and Paxton. 📤-->loom.ly/aS4UymEr #protecttranskidss5
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Gender-affirming healthcare is a vital, life-saving service for young trans people. This move in Texas is a direct attack on trans rights and will cause great harm to a vulnerable group. ^JW washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/02…
We have a bumper crop of must-read articles in this week's round-up, covering everything from an investigation into stop and search by @DawnButlerBrent to @FeministPress sharing their top dark short stories, and lots more! thefword.org.uk/2022/02/weekly…
While #BookGivingDay is a great opportunity to give books to younger readers, don't forget the adult readers in your life - including yourself! We have you covered with our pick of some of the best new fiction titles coming in 2022. thefword.org.uk/2022/01/new-fi… twitter.com/thefworduk/sta…
It's International #BookGivingDay! In our latest post, we highlight how you can get involved in the campaign to increase access to books for disadvantaged children. Plus, we've listed 10 feminist books to donate or give to the young activists in your life. thefword.org.uk/2022/02/10-boo…
We're looking for volunteer reviewers to cover 2 new non-fiction books - 'Miss Major Speaks', coming 2023 from @VersoBooks, and 'We Need Snowflakes' by Hannah Jewell, out now. Get in touch at [email protected] Please RT to help spread the word! thefword.org.uk/write-for-us/
New round-up alert! This week @ConnieLawfull highlights pieces on must-read books about Black feminism, and why staff are quitting the #EHRC due to transphobia. Plus an article by our own @genev_ieve on why you can't #LifeHack your way out of depression. thefword.org.uk/2022/02/weekly…
pretty surreal but we are one of the grantees of the grand plan fund this month!!!!! this grant will help us kickstart a new interview series highlighting trans women and transfeminine people of colour in the uk doing amazing work! SO EXCITED! let us know who we should interview?
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"...oozing with sass" - I'll take it! Thanks a million @thefworduk and Cleo for giving a shout out for #Stand. I can't wait to share it with you all. (1 week to go!) twitter.com/thefworduk/sta…
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something I wrote for @TheNewVoiceHQ about our obsession with life hacks for depression and anxiety: thenewvoice.co.uk/can-we-really-…
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