Episode 22 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon Part One

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss Berthe Morisot, the incredible impressionist painter of the late 19th century. Expected only to paint for the entertainment of men, she refused to settle for anything less than the career her talent deserved. Join us to hear part one of her hilarious, courageous, and sometimes … Continue reading Episode 22 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon Part One

Voices From Afghanistan: How We Can Help

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Content warning: this article contains graphic details of violence which may be distressing. The world feels devastating right now. Afghanistan has fallen into the control of the Taliban, and a women’s rights crisis has arisen. Although the Taliban has claimed that they will be less repressive towards women, the … Continue reading Voices From Afghanistan: How We Can Help

Episode 21 – Ettie Rout: Guardian Angel of the ANZACs

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the scandalous life of Ettie Rout. One of the first campaigners for safe-sex practices in war-time. Her work defied the New Zealand government to protect the lives and livelihoods of sex workers and soldiers, for which she was blacklisted from New Zealand publications. Listen on iTunes.Listen … Continue reading Episode 21 – Ettie Rout: Guardian Angel of the ANZACs

Unpacking the Female Mental Health Crisis

By Jessica Sutton. Content warning: This article contains discussion of mental illness, violence, and suicide which readers may find distressing. Last week, Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore took her life. The tragedy has kickstarted conversations about mental health concerns in elite sport, alongside broader discussions about mental health challenges faced by young women. In New Zealand … Continue reading Unpacking the Female Mental Health Crisis

Episode 20 – Doctor Fé del Mundo: Extraordinary Physician and Humanitarian

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts return from a short break to marvel at the life and achievements of Doctor Fé Primitiva del Mundo y Villanueva, stalwart of public health in the Philippines and defender of children everywhere. Inspired by the last wishes of her late little sister Elisa, Fé was determined … Continue reading Episode 20 – Doctor Fé del Mundo: Extraordinary Physician and Humanitarian

Debunking Myths About Trans Women in Sport

By Patrick McTague and Jessica Sutton. “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”Olympic Charter New Zealand’s very own Laurel Hubbard was the … Continue reading Debunking Myths About Trans Women in Sport

When Women Fight Back: The Case of Valérie Bacot

By Jessica Sutton. Edited by Patrick McTague. Content warning: This article contains details of sexual violence and homicide which readers may find distressing. Valérie is the voice of all those who have been victims of violence, behind closed doors, who we know nothing about.[0]Defence lawyer Nathalie Tomasini. In March 2016, Valérie Bacot reached breaking point. … Continue reading When Women Fight Back: The Case of Valérie Bacot

Episode 19 – Edith Windsor: Champion of Gay Marriage

In this episode, our hosts discuss the life, the love, and most importantly, the fight for LGBT+ rights of Edith "Edie" Windsor. Edie was one of few women to become a technology manager at IBM, as well as being a genuine and dedicated activist. Learn about the epic romance of Edie and Thea, and how … Continue reading Episode 19 – Edith Windsor: Champion of Gay Marriage

Fighting Transphobia and Biphobia Within the LGBT+ Community

By Jessica Sutton. Edited by Patrick McTague. Pride month is a time for celebration, reflection, and activism for LGBT+ rights. But when we march in pride parades, are we really marching for everyone? Trans women and bisexual women still experience significant levels of discrimination, and not only from society at large. Bigotry is also present … Continue reading Fighting Transphobia and Biphobia Within the LGBT+ Community