The Not-So Phantom Menace: Hidden Misogyny in Nerd Culture

By Elizabeth Salmon. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Content warning: This article discusses media representations of rape and harassment that may distress some readers. Nerds have felt ostracized from regular society for as long as there has been a term to describe them. And since there has been a term, there have been stereotypes to go … Continue reading The Not-So Phantom Menace: Hidden Misogyny in Nerd Culture

Adventures in Feminist Film-watching: Where are the strong women?

SPOILERS for Iron Man 2, The Gentlemen and Extraction. By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Since 16 March, many nations have been locked down around the world and Netflix’s stock has risen nearly 50% in a month (from $298.84 to $439.17). This reflects how many people are spending their forced home time watching movies … Continue reading Adventures in Feminist Film-watching: Where are the strong women?

The Award For Best (Male) Director Goes To…

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. The Academy Award nominees have been announced for 2020, marking the absolute height of Hollywood’s accolades. This year, influential women across the industry were ‘rewarded’ for their sterling work with: Zero nominations for best director; Half a nomination for best original screenplay (Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917, along with Sam Mendes); … Continue reading The Award For Best (Male) Director Goes To…

The Adventures of the Invisible Girl

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 New Zealand woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Agnes Ali'iva'a, killed on 13 February 1992, at the age of 12. This is part … Continue reading The Adventures of the Invisible Girl