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

Bianca’s Story: Fighting For Accountability

This article is dedicated to Bianca Devins, in honour of International Human Rights Day, the culmination of the 2021 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women. By Kim Devins. Edited by Jessica Sutton. July 14, 2019, I woke up to the knock at the door that every parent dreads. A police officer was … Continue reading Bianca’s Story: Fighting For Accountability

Missing White Woman Syndrome: Barrier to Justice

This article is dedicated to Lena Zhang Harrop, killed by a man on 22 September 2021. In August 2021, Gabby Petito disappeared while on a road trip across the United States. This was one of the biggest news stories of the year and one of the biggest missing person’s cases in a very long time. … Continue reading Missing White Woman Syndrome: Barrier to Justice

After Atlanta: The Crisis of Discrimination against Asian Women

By Jessica Sutton. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act has recently passed United States Congress, and last week was signed into law by President Biden. The spark for this piece of legislation was the mass shooting in Atlanta on 16 March 2021, which left 8 people dead. 6 of the victims were Asian women. The horrific … Continue reading After Atlanta: The Crisis of Discrimination against Asian Women

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”

Why You Need To Watch Promising Young Woman

By Jessica Sutton. This article contains spoilers for Promising Young Woman Mainstream feminist movies are still few and far between. But occasionally, a film comes along that scratches a feminist itch. Emerald Fennell’s feature-length directorial debut is kind of like getting that itch scratched by an angry tiger. It hurts. We haven’t previously reviewed a … Continue reading Why You Need To Watch Promising Young Woman

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