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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 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

Performing Kathoey: Discrimination Against Trans Women in Thailand

By Jirada Phetlam. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Disclaimer from the author: this article is discussing what I have researched and observed as a cisgender Thai woman. I wish to acknowledge that I cannot speak to the experience of individual transgender women in Thailand. In August this year, a Thai transgender woman, or ‘Kathoey’ in Thai, … Continue reading Performing Kathoey: Discrimination Against Trans Women in Thailand

Kate Sheppard’s Legacy: 127 Years of Women’s Suffrage

This article marks one year of She's Right's operation.By Jessica Sutton. "All that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome."– Kate Sheppard[1] Extremely intelligent, dedicated to activism and hopeful for progressive change, Kate Sheppard was an unstoppable force in 19th Century New Zealand, playing a key role in … Continue reading Kate Sheppard’s Legacy: 127 Years of Women’s Suffrage

The Gender Politics of ‘Mansplaining’

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Comedian Russell Brand recently came under fire for "mansplaining feminism" when  discussing the music video “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.[1] He posted a video on his YouTube and social media, arguing that the many feminists who celebrated the video as an example of women of colour … Continue reading The Gender Politics of ‘Mansplaining’

Interview: Tackling Period Poverty in Brazil’s Prisons

Translated from French by Jessica Sutton. Amanda Naif Daibes Lima from Belém in Brazil, sat down with the She’s Right team to discuss the feminist project ‘Rosas Aprisionadas’ (Imprisoned Roses). 23 year old Amanda works with the team at ‘Imprisoned Roses’ to ensure women imprisoned in Brazil have their basic needs met, particularly through access … Continue reading Interview: Tackling Period Poverty in Brazil’s Prisons

Episode 6 – Rosalind Franklin: The Undiscovered Discoverer of DNA

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts and special guest Amy Bradshaw discuss the life and work of Rosalind Franklin, gifted chemist and researcher behind one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th Century, the structure of DNA. Following what would have been her 100th birthday, we celebrate her life and work, … Continue reading Episode 6 – Rosalind Franklin: The Undiscovered Discoverer of DNA

The Not-So Phantom Menace: Hidden Misogyny in Nerd Culture

By Elizabeth Salmon. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Content warning: This article discusses media representations of rape and harassment that may distress some readers. Nerds have felt ostracized from regular society for as long as there has been a term to describe them. And since there has been a term, there have been stereotypes to go … Continue reading The Not-So Phantom Menace: Hidden Misogyny in Nerd Culture

Revolution in Belarus: Women Creating Change

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Belarus held elections on Sunday 9 August 2020 and the results were as implausible as they were predictable. Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian Belarusian president, claimed re-election in a landslide victory that many simply do not believe. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Lukashenko’s primary opponent in the election, claims she gained the majority … Continue reading Revolution in Belarus: Women Creating Change