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

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’

Unpacking Men’s Rights Activists Part 1: The Basics

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

Period Positivity: Why We Need To Stop Saying “Feminine Hygiene”

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?[1] 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”

Unpacking the Gender Health Gap

By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Note: This article refers primarily to the exclusion of cisgender women from medical data. We note that exclusion of transgender people and non-binary people is even more pronounced. Much of this article was researched from the book Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men … Continue reading Unpacking the Gender Health Gap

A Woman in Pain, A Woman Fighting

Anonymous. Edited by Jessica Sutton. It’s meant to hurt. The Doctor smiled at me, pitying, patronising. I was 22 years old, stricken with the first bout of intense pain of my life. I tried to tell him this wasn’t normal, that this wasn’t like me.“You’d be surprised how bad normal period pain can seem,” he … Continue reading A Woman in Pain, A Woman Fighting