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

#ChallengeAccepted: The Femicide of Pinar Gültekin

By Jessica Sutton. Instagram and Facebook have been flooded with black and white photographs with the hashtag #ChallengeAccepted, in memory of Pinar Gültekin, a young woman allegedly brutally killed by her ex-boyfriend in Turkey last week. #ChallengeAccepted has been co-opted by some American and British influencers without knowing the origin of the trend, which is … Continue reading #ChallengeAccepted: The Femicide of Pinar Gültekin

“Get Angry”: Indigenous Women and Femicide

By Jessica Sutton. Content Warning: This article contains graphic details which may be disturbing. Last week, the body of an 18-year-old aboriginal girl was found in a wheelie bin in Western Australia.[1] The brief lines of the media articles are painfully familiar for those who keep an eye out for cases of femicide. Another man … Continue reading “Get Angry”: Indigenous Women and Femicide

Physical and Psychological Violence During COVID-19: The Shadow Pandemic

This article is dedicated to Dr Lorena Quaranta, killed by a man on 31st March 2020. By Jessica Sutton. For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest — in their own homes. I urge all governments to put women’s safety first as they respond to the pandemic.- Secretary-General of … Continue reading Physical and Psychological Violence During COVID-19: The Shadow Pandemic

Our Right to Life: 16 Days, 16 Women

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each article is dedicated to a New Zealand woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. The final article in our 16 days is dedicated to Barbara Ann Quinn, killed by a man on or around 7 … Continue reading Our Right to Life: 16 Days, 16 Women