The Feminist News Feed: Abortion Expansion, Justice Reform, Trans Rights, and More

https://anchor.fm/shesrightnz/episodes/Abortion-Expansion--Justice-Reform--Trans-Rights-and-More-e1goqns The Feminist News Feed is a podcast where we discuss the biggest news stories affecting gender equality through a feminist lens. A summary of our discussion for the second half of March 2022 can be found below. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts.Subscribe on Spotify. Abortion Provider Safe Zones in New Zealand New Zealand parliament has … Continue reading The Feminist News Feed: Abortion Expansion, Justice Reform, Trans Rights, and More

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

Unrest in Poland: More Attacks to Abortion Rights

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Poland in protest since Thursday 22nd October.[1] The country’s constitutional tribunal ruled that abortion in the case where a foetus is diagnosed with a serious and irreversible birth defect is unconstitutional. These cases account for 98% of the … Continue reading Unrest in Poland: More Attacks to Abortion Rights

Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v Wade: Abortion Rights At Risk

By Jessica Sutton. Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, liberal stalwart of the United States Supreme Court, passed away a month ago. This was a terrible loss in more ways than one. Not only have we lost a champion for gender equality, but Justice Ginsburg’s absence from the Supreme Court bench leaves a dangerous void. Despite the United … Continue reading Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v Wade: Abortion Rights At Risk

New Zealand’s Abortion Reform: A Momentous Day

By Patrick McTague. Edited by Jessica Sutton. The New Zealand Abortion Legislation Bill 2019 passed it’s third reading in parliament on 18 March 2020 and was signed into law by the Governor-General on 23 March 2020. This Bill removes abortion from the Crimes Act, making it a health issue, and moving “New Zealand’s laws into … Continue reading New Zealand’s Abortion Reform: A Momentous Day