By Jessica Sutton. Content warning: This piece contains details about suicide and sexual violence which may distress readers. Resources for help can be found at the bottom of this article.We encourage everyone who reads this article to make a small donation to SafeBAE, the organisation Daisy co-founded, in order to contribute to the fight against … Continue reading In Memory of Daisy Coleman
By Jessica Sutton. Instagram and Facebook have been flooded with black and white photographs with the hashtag #ChallengeAccepted, in memory of Pinar Gültekin, a young woman allegedly brutally killed by her ex-boyfriend in Turkey last week. #ChallengeAccepted has been co-opted by some American and British influencers without knowing the origin of the trend, which is … Continue reading #ChallengeAccepted: The Femicide of Pinar Gültekin
By Patrick McTague and Jessica Sutton. The gender pay gap is alive and well in New Zealand at 9.3% according to Stats NZ. This figure has remained relatively unchanged since 2017, however, newly passed legislation may provide the spark needed for a final push to equality for women in this area. The Equal Pay Amendment … Continue reading About Time: A Look at the Equal Pay Amendment Bill
By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. This is the first in a series of articles on Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs) and the men’s rights “movement” (MRM), investigating and dissecting their ideology and rhetoric to help feminists combat their problematic talking points. If you’re actively feminist, you’re likely going to come across Men’s Rights Activists, … Continue reading Unpacking Men’s Rights Activists Part 1: The Basics
By Jessica Sutton. I have spent 8 years of my life purchasing tampons, and I’m mad about it every single time. Why? The outrageous prices, that will cost me nearly $16,000 over my lifetime? Sure. The fact that most pads and tampons contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals because apparently no one cares about female … Continue reading Period Positivity: Why We Need To Stop Saying “Feminine Hygiene”
By Jessica Sutton. After 18 months of hard work, the UK Domestic Abuse Bill will prohibit defendants from claiming that a victim was killed when “rough sex went wrong”. The Bill says that arguing the victim “consented to the infliction of serious harm for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification” shall be no defence to … Continue reading The UK Bans the Rough Sex Defence: Why Don’t We?
By ML Boyle. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Finally, after 50 years of being in the workforce, I recently became a Superannuant. Essentially that means I am no longer expected to be in full time paid employment. As you grapple with the daily grind you might be thinking that I’m lucky to not have to go … Continue reading Pay Gaps and Pensions: Retired Women Deserve Better
By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. A common trend seen whenever a group of people are fighting for rights, for equality, or for justice, is others attacking the group for not including them. This selfish mindset is especially prevalent as a means to attack feminism, with men using different reasons to discredit the movement. … Continue reading What About Me?
By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. "How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race?" – Marsha P. Johnson, leader in the Stonewall riots and Black transgender activist. Transgender rights are human rights. Transgender women are women. Transgender men are … Continue reading Unpacking TERFs: Why Trans-Exclusive Feminism Isn’t Feminism
By Jessica Sutton. We recently received a comment on our article about Black women and police brutality, saying that "systemic racism is a myth". Over time, the She’s Right team has become somewhat numbed to the racist and misogynist comments we receive on our material, but this honestly stumped me. There were two possibilities for … Continue reading “Good Guys” and “Good Feminists” – But Where Are the Real Allies?