The Gender Politics of ‘Mansplaining’

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Comedian Russell Brand recently came under fire for "mansplaining feminism" when  discussing the music video “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.[1] He posted a video on his YouTube and social media, arguing that the many feminists who celebrated the video as an example of women of colour … Continue reading The Gender Politics of ‘Mansplaining’

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

Weinstein Rape Trial: Part One

By Jessica Sutton. Dear Harvey, No matter what lies you tell yourself, you did this. Today, Lady Justice is staring down a super predator: you.– Rose McGowan.[1] Last week marked the start of the much-anticipated criminal trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, for rape and sexual assault. A press conference held by the group … Continue reading Weinstein Rape Trial: Part One

Tolerance is Toxic: How I Learned to Speak Up

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 Lynace Parakuka, killed by a man on 7 September 2018, at the age of 22. … Continue reading Tolerance is Toxic: How I Learned to Speak Up

Running For Our Lives

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 Nicole Tuxford, killed by a man on 7 April 2018, at the age of 27.  … Continue reading Running For Our Lives

I Don’t Blame the Victim, But…

By Viktória Szekér, Hungary. Edited by Jessica Sutton. I have been leading a Hungarian organisation called 'Not Targets' against victim blaming for 3 years now, and mostly due to this commitment, I always feel a profound sense of guilt whenever I find myself blaming the victim. It’s not a clearly detectable tendency in my attitude, … Continue reading I Don’t Blame the Victim, But…