Episode 27 – Nellie Bly aka Elizabeth Cochrane: Revolutionising Journalism part Two

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts continue discussing the life and achievements of Nellie Bly, the pen name of Elizabeth Cochrane. Learn all about her trip around the world in 80 days, her novels, and her stint as an industrialist, before heading back to her one true love, journalism. Listen on iTunes.Listen on Spotify. … Continue reading Episode 27 – Nellie Bly aka Elizabeth Cochrane: Revolutionising Journalism part Two

How not to end violence against women: The UK Strategy

In honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we dedicate this article to Claire Parry, killed by a police officer on 9 May 2020. By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Last week, the UK police announced a new initiative being trialed to help prevent violence against women and girls.[1] The … Continue reading How not to end violence against women: The UK Strategy

Episode 26 – Elizabeth Cochrane aka Nellie Bly: Revolutionising journalism Part One

Content warning: this episode contains discussion of mental health and mental institutions that may be distressing to some listeners. In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the early life and achievements of one of the first investigative journalists, Elizabeth Cochrane, also known under her pen name, Nellie Bly. Called a 'stunt girl' … Continue reading Episode 26 – Elizabeth Cochrane aka Nellie Bly: Revolutionising journalism Part One

Missing White Woman Syndrome: Barrier to Justice

By Patrick McTague and Jessica Sutton. This article is dedicated to Lena Zhang Harrop, killed by a man on 22 September 2021. In August 2021, Gabby Petito disappeared while on a road trip across the United States. This was one of the biggest news stories of the year and one of the biggest missing person’s … Continue reading Missing White Woman Syndrome: Barrier to Justice

Episode 25 – Margaret E. Knight: Inventor Extraordinaire

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the amazing mind of Margaret E. Knight, a brilliant inventor from the mid-late 1800s. Her 89 inventions shaped the world in which we now live, so of course, she was the perfect subject for us. Listen to hear all about them and her fierce defence … Continue reading Episode 25 – Margaret E. Knight: Inventor Extraordinaire

Episode 24 – Dr. Merze Tate: Trailblazing Academic

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the trailblazing life of Dr. Merze Tate, the first African American woman to attend Oxford University and to gain a PhD in government and international relations from Radcliffe College (which later merged with Harvard University). Merze was a dedicated mentor and tireless worker, overcoming many … Continue reading Episode 24 – Dr. Merze Tate: Trailblazing Academic

Episode 23 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon part 2

We're back after a short break for episode 23 of Great Woman Theory, in which we discuss the later life of artistic genius Berthe Morisot, impressionist painter and trailblazer. Was she really caught in a tragic love triangle? Was Eugène Manet a true feminist icon? And why was Édouard Manet so into duelling with swords? … Continue reading Episode 23 – Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Icon part 2

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