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

Just Not Cricket: When Will Our Sportswomen Have Equality?

By Moira Boyle. Edited by Jessica Sutton. "It's just not cricket". This is an old saying coming from the sport of cricket, regarded as the “gentleman’s” game where fair play was paramount. It has come to mean almost any situation where someone is disadvantaged, treated unjustly, or subject to decisions that are simply unfair and … Continue reading Just Not Cricket: When Will Our Sportswomen Have Equality?

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…