World for Women in 2021: The Good

Part one of our reflection on 2021 examined the bad. The steps backwards for gender equality, highlighting moments of pain caused by deeply entrenched sexism and misogyny. In part two, we examine some of the good. Positive steps forward and what they mean for the wider fight for gender equality. January 2021 started out strong, … Continue reading World for Women in 2021: The Good

World for Women in 2021: The Bad

2021 has been a hard year. Covid-19 has continued to rage across the world, COP26 shed new light on the reality of climate change and how hard it will be to fix, and the US capitol was stormed by right-wing extremists. And then, there was the year for women, marred by femicides, restrictive abortion laws, … Continue reading World for Women in 2021: The Bad

Protests in Thailand: For Democracy, Against Misogyny

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 or girl who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Nada Hassan Abdel-Maqsoud, killed on or around 30th January 2020, at the age of 12. … Continue reading Protests in Thailand: For Democracy, Against Misogyny

Not Your Unicorn: Unpacking Fetishization of Bisexual 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 Yelena Grigoryeva, killed by a man on 21 July 2019, at the age of 41. By Elizabeth … Continue reading Not Your Unicorn: Unpacking Fetishization of Bisexual Women

Some Men Listen, But #NotAllMen

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 Diana Carolina Raygoza Montes, killed by a man on 24 May 2020, at the age of 21. … Continue reading Some Men Listen, But #NotAllMen

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”