Sarah Everard Part Two: When Police Don’t Protect

Content warning: this article contains mentions of femicide, rape, and police misogyny that readers may find distressing. By Jessica Sutton. It has now been nearly a month since Sarah Everard was killed and her body abandoned in a builder’s bag on Clapham Common. A particularly upsetting ingredient of this crime is that the man arrested … Continue reading Sarah Everard Part Two: When Police Don’t Protect

Sarah Everard Part One: The Impossibility of “Staying Safe”

By Jessica Sutton. Content warning: This article contains graphic details which readers may find distressing. “Dead women is this thing we’ve all just accepted as part of our daily lives. Dead women is just one of those things. Killed women are not vanishingly rare – killed women are common.” – Labour MP Jess Phillips On … Continue reading Sarah Everard Part One: The Impossibility of “Staying Safe”

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

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

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

The Invisible Women of Aotearoa New Zealand

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 Banaz Mahmod, killed by a group of men on 24th January 2006, at the age of 20. Contributed … Continue reading The Invisible Women of Aotearoa New Zealand

Unpacking the Crisis of Transmisogyny

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 Tamara Hatamjonov, killed by a man on or around 12th January 2020, at the age of 23. … Continue reading Unpacking the Crisis of Transmisogyny

“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