Voices From Afghanistan: How We Can Help

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Content warning: this article contains graphic details of violence which may be distressing. The world feels devastating right now. Afghanistan has fallen into the control of the Taliban, and a women’s rights crisis has arisen. Although the Taliban has claimed that they will be less repressive towards women, the … Continue reading Voices From Afghanistan: How We Can Help

When Women Fight Back: The Case of Valérie Bacot

By Jessica Sutton. Edited by Patrick McTague. Content warning: This article contains details of sexual violence and homicide which readers may find distressing. Valérie is the voice of all those who have been victims of violence, behind closed doors, who we know nothing about.[0]Defence lawyer Nathalie Tomasini. In March 2016, Valérie Bacot reached breaking point. … Continue reading When Women Fight Back: The Case of Valérie Bacot

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 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”

Scarred Lives: The Fight Against FGM

By Jessica Sutton. This article contains graphic details which may be distressing to readers. “It is what my grandmother called the three feminine sorrows. She said the day of circumcision, the wedding night, and the birth of a baby are the triple feminine sorrows.”[1] Last year, Nada Hassan Abdel-Maqsoud bled to death on an operating … Continue reading Scarred Lives: The Fight Against FGM

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

New Zealand’s Road to Gender Equality: Interview with Hon Jan Tinetti, Minister for 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 Fresha Wharepapa, killed by a man on 19th June 1992, at the age of 19. Jan Tinetti … Continue reading New Zealand’s Road to Gender Equality: Interview with Hon Jan Tinetti, Minister for 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