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Debunking Myths About Trans Women in Sport

By Patrick McTague and Jessica Sutton. “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”Olympic Charter New Zealand’s very own Laurel Hubbard was the … Continue reading Debunking Myths About Trans Women in Sport

When Women Fight Back: The Case of Valérie Bacot

By Jessica Sutton. Edited by Patrick McTague. Content warning: This article contains details of sexual violence and homicide which readers may find distressing. Valérie is the voice of all those who have been victims of violence, behind closed doors, who we know nothing about.[0]Defence lawyer Nathalie Tomasini. In March 2016, Valérie Bacot reached breaking point. … Continue reading When Women Fight Back: The Case of Valérie Bacot

Episode 19 – Edith Windsor: Champion of Gay Marriage

In this episode, our hosts discuss the life, the love, and most importantly, the fight for LGBT+ rights of Edith "Edie" Windsor. Edie was one of few women to become a technology manager at IBM, as well as being a genuine and dedicated activist. Learn about the epic romance of Edie and Thea, and how … Continue reading Episode 19 – Edith Windsor: Champion of Gay Marriage

Fighting Transphobia and Biphobia Within the LGBT+ Community

By Jessica Sutton. Edited by Patrick McTague. Pride month is a time for celebration, reflection, and activism for LGBT+ rights. But when we march in pride parades, are we really marching for everyone? Trans women and bisexual women still experience significant levels of discrimination, and not only from society at large. Bigotry is also present … Continue reading Fighting Transphobia and Biphobia Within the LGBT+ Community

Episode 18 – Queen Kristina of Sweden: Queer Icon and Unapologetic Troublemaker

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the dramatic life of Kristina, Queen of Sweden in the 17th Century. Kristina was unapologetically queer, intellectual, and a gifted politician who fought injustices wherever she saw them. Described by the Pope as a "woman without shame", we loved learning about her during Pride Month! … Continue reading Episode 18 – Queen Kristina of Sweden: Queer Icon and Unapologetic Troublemaker

Episode 17 – Alice Coachman: Olympic Hero, Trailblazer

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our host and their guest, Aimée Sullivan, discuss Alice Coachman. The first black woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal. She became a role model for black athletes in America at a time of deep, legal, segregation. She forged a path for all black athletes who came … Continue reading Episode 17 – Alice Coachman: Olympic Hero, Trailblazer

After Atlanta: The Crisis of Discrimination against Asian Women

By Jessica Sutton. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act has recently passed United States Congress, and last week was signed into law by President Biden. The spark for this piece of legislation was the mass shooting in Atlanta on 16 March 2021, which left 8 people dead. 6 of the victims were Asian women. The horrific … Continue reading After Atlanta: The Crisis of Discrimination against Asian Women

Episode 16 – Te Puea Hērangi Part Two

In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts finish discussing the epic life of Te Puea Hērangi. She navigated politics, legal battles, and the great depression to land Tainui Māori on their feet in a world of oppression. Listen on iTunes.Listen on Spotify. Photograph by William Archer Price, 1866–1948: Collection of postcard negatives. 1/2-001920-G. Alexander Turnbull … Continue reading Episode 16 – Te Puea Hērangi Part Two

The Child-Free Revolution: Why Motherhood Isn’t For Everyone

By Jessica Sutton. Women without children have been called a lot of things: incomplete, tragic, unfulfilled. But more and more women are rejecting these labels to embrace the decision not to become pregnant or have children. Being child-free, or voluntarily childless, came into the public eye in the 1990s as a response to the label … Continue reading The Child-Free Revolution: Why Motherhood Isn’t For Everyone