Some Men Listen, But #NotAllMen

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each article will be dedicated to a woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Diana Carolina Raygoza Montes, killed by a man on 24 May 2020, at the age of 21. … Continue reading Some Men Listen, But #NotAllMen

“Is It My Fault?” The Cost of Coercive Control

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each article will be dedicated to a woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Dr Preethi Reddy, killed by a man on 3 March 2019, at the age of 32. By … Continue reading “Is It My Fault?” The Cost of Coercive Control

16 Days of Activism: The Fight Against Gender-Based Violence in 2020

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each article will be dedicated to a woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Bella Te Pania, killed by a man on 31 December 2019, at the age of 34. By … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism: The Fight Against Gender-Based Violence in 2020

Political Firsts: Breaking Glass Ceilings in the United States and New Zealand

By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. This week has been a busy one for politics, with the United States electing a new President and Vice President, and New Zealand’s new government being sworn in. The United States election has resulted in record numbers of women, gender diverse people, and LGBTQIA+ people entering positions of … Continue reading Political Firsts: Breaking Glass Ceilings in the United States and New Zealand

Unrest in Poland: More Attacks to Abortion Rights

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Poland in protest since Thursday 22nd October.[1] The country’s constitutional tribunal ruled that abortion in the case where a foetus is diagnosed with a serious and irreversible birth defect is unconstitutional. These cases account for 98% of the … Continue reading Unrest in Poland: More Attacks to Abortion Rights

Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v Wade: Abortion Rights At Risk

By Jessica Sutton. Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, liberal stalwart of the United States Supreme Court, passed away a month ago. This was a terrible loss in more ways than one. Not only have we lost a champion for gender equality, but Justice Ginsburg’s absence from the Supreme Court bench leaves a dangerous void. Despite the United … Continue reading Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v Wade: Abortion Rights At Risk

Episode 7 – Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

In honour of International Rural Women's Day, this episode of Great Woman Theory discusses the life of Lyda Conley, member of the Wyandot Nation, lawyer, activist, and guardian of indigenous land rights. Lyda's fight to protect the Wyandot National Burial Ground from development ultimately led her to make history as the first Native American woman … Continue reading Episode 7 – Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

Promises, Promises: How Will New Zealand Political Parties Address Gender Equality?

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. The 2020 New Zealand election season is almost over. To date over 1.1 million early votes have been cast. And as always, major and minor political parties alike have released policies demonstrating their vision for infrastructure, energy, climate, welfare, and beyond. Yet, what we don’t tend to see in … Continue reading Promises, Promises: How Will New Zealand Political Parties Address Gender Equality?

Unpacking Men’s Rights Activists Part 2: Fathers’ Rights Activists

By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. This is the second in a series of articles on Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) and the men’s rights movement (MRM), investigating and dissecting their ideology to help feminists combat their problematic talking points. In this article, I dived into the Fathers’ Rights Movement, analysing the claims made by … Continue reading Unpacking Men’s Rights Activists Part 2: Fathers’ Rights Activists