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”

Some Men Listen, But #NotAllMen

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 woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Diana Carolina Raygoza Montes, killed by a man on 24 May 2020, at the age of 21. … Continue reading Some Men Listen, But #NotAllMen

Unrest in Poland: More Attacks to Abortion Rights

By Jessica Sutton and Patrick McTague. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Poland in protest since Thursday 22nd October.[1] The country’s constitutional tribunal ruled that abortion in the case where a foetus is diagnosed with a serious and irreversible birth defect is unconstitutional. These cases account for 98% of the … Continue reading Unrest in Poland: More Attacks to Abortion Rights

Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v Wade: Abortion Rights At Risk

By Jessica Sutton. Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, liberal stalwart of the United States Supreme Court, passed away a month ago. This was a terrible loss in more ways than one. Not only have we lost a champion for gender equality, but Justice Ginsburg’s absence from the Supreme Court bench leaves a dangerous void. Despite the United … Continue reading Amy Coney Barrett and Roe v Wade: Abortion Rights At Risk

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

Period Positivity: Why We Need To Stop Saying “Feminine Hygiene”

By Jessica Sutton. I have spent 8 years of my life purchasing tampons, and I’m mad about it every single time. Why? The outrageous prices, that will cost me nearly $16,000 over my lifetime?[1] Sure. The fact that most pads and tampons contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals because apparently no one cares about female … Continue reading Period Positivity: Why We Need To Stop Saying “Feminine Hygiene”

The UK Bans the Rough Sex Defence: Why Don’t We?

By Jessica Sutton. After 18 months of hard work, the UK Domestic Abuse Bill will prohibit defendants from claiming that a victim was killed when “rough sex went wrong”. The Bill says that arguing the victim “consented to the infliction of serious harm for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification” shall be no defence to … Continue reading The UK Bans the Rough Sex Defence: Why Don’t We?

“Say Her Name”: Black Women’s Invisible Struggle with Police Brutality

By Jessica Sutton. This article is dedicated to Breonna Taylor, killed by Police on 13th March 2020. Outrage has erupted in the United States and globally in response to the death of George Floyd. George Floyd suffocated to death, while a Police Officer pushed his knee onto Mr Floyd’s neck. One of George Floyd’s final … Continue reading “Say Her Name”: Black Women’s Invisible Struggle with Police Brutality