Episode 11 – Rose Marie McCoy: Songwriter to the Stars

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss Rose Marie McCoy, the prolific song writer behind some of the greatest hits of the 50's & 60's. She stepped into the brutal world of songwriting, carved out her own space, and made herself one of the most sought after talents in Blues and Rock … Continue reading Episode 11 – Rose Marie McCoy: Songwriter to the Stars

Scarred Lives: The Fight Against FGM

By Jessica Sutton. This article contains graphic details which may be distressing to readers. “It is what my grandmother called the three feminine sorrows. She said the day of circumcision, the wedding night, and the birth of a baby are the triple feminine sorrows.”[1] Last year, Nada Hassan Abdel-Maqsoud bled to death on an operating … Continue reading Scarred Lives: The Fight Against FGM

Episode 10 – Bessie Coleman: “Brave Bessie”

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the exploits of Bessie Coleman, the first black woman and Native American to ever hold a pilot's license. She travelled the world encouraging women and African Americans to learn to fly, all while performing death-defying stunts and advocating for gender and racial equality. If you've … Continue reading Episode 10 – Bessie Coleman: “Brave Bessie”

Why You Need To Watch Promising Young Woman

By Jessica Sutton. This article contains spoilers for Promising Young Woman Mainstream feminist movies are still few and far between. But occasionally, a film comes along that scratches a feminist itch. Emerald Fennell’s feature-length directorial debut is kind of like getting that itch scratched by an angry tiger. It hurts. We haven’t previously reviewed a … Continue reading Why You Need To Watch Promising Young Woman

Episode 9 – Hedy Lamarr: Mother of WiFi

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the life of Hedy Lamarr: actor, renowned beauty and genius inventor. Although often dismissed as nothing more than pretty face during her lifetime, Hedy contributed to many of the tech revolutions that facilitate our day to day lives. We discuss male gatekeeping, female determination, and … Continue reading Episode 9 – Hedy Lamarr: Mother of WiFi

Silver Linings: 10 Wins for Women in 2020

By Jessica Sutton. Looking back on 2020 is a confronting and frequently painful experience.  The year began with excitement and hope for feminist advancement through the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Then the pandemic took centre-stage and women’s rights receded even further. But it is important to remember that there … Continue reading Silver Linings: 10 Wins for Women in 2020

In Memoriam: 16 Days, 16 Women

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each piece will be dedicated to a woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Alexa Luciano Ruiz, killed by a group of men on 24th February 2020, at the age of … Continue reading In Memoriam: 16 Days, 16 Women

New Zealand’s Road to Gender Equality: Interview with Hon Jan Tinetti, Minister for Women

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each piece will be dedicated to a woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Fresha Wharepapa, killed by a man on 19th June 1992, at the age of 19. Jan Tinetti … Continue reading New Zealand’s Road to Gender Equality: Interview with Hon Jan Tinetti, Minister for Women

Protests in Thailand: For Democracy, Against Misogyny

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each piece will be dedicated to a woman or girl who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Nada Hassan Abdel-Maqsoud, killed on or around 30th January 2020, at the age of 12. … Continue reading Protests in Thailand: For Democracy, Against Misogyny

When Women Say No: The Case of Bianca Devins

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each piece will be dedicated to a woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Xi Wang, killed by a man on 10 December 2018, at the age of 34. By Jessica … Continue reading When Women Say No: The Case of Bianca Devins