The Feminist News Feed: Attacks on the LGBTQ+ Community, Significant Court Rulings, and More

https://anchor.fm/shesrightnz/episodes/The-Feminist-News-Feed-Attacks-on-the-LGBTQ-Community--Significant-Court-Rulings--and-More-e1fqmb4 The Feminist News Feed is a podcast where we discuss the biggest news stories affecting gender equality through a feminist lens. A summary of our discussion for the first half of March 2022 can be found below. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts.Subscribe on Spotify. Companies with Female Leaders Outperform those Dominated by Men Research collated … Continue reading The Feminist News Feed: Attacks on the LGBTQ+ Community, Significant Court Rulings, and More

World for Women in 2021: The Good

Part one of our reflection on 2021 examined the bad. The steps backwards for gender equality, highlighting moments of pain caused by deeply entrenched sexism and misogyny. In part two, we examine some of the good. Positive steps forward and what they mean for the wider fight for gender equality. January 2021 started out strong, … Continue reading World for Women in 2021: The Good

World for Women in 2021: The Bad

2021 has been a hard year. Covid-19 has continued to rage across the world, COP26 shed new light on the reality of climate change and how hard it will be to fix, and the US capitol was stormed by right-wing extremists. And then, there was the year for women, marred by femicides, restrictive abortion laws, … Continue reading World for Women in 2021: The Bad

How not to end violence against women: The UK Strategy

In honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we dedicate this article to Claire Parry, killed by a police officer on 9 May 2020. Last week, the UK police announced a new initiative being trialed to help prevent violence against women and girls.[1] The newly appointed national police lead for … Continue reading How not to end violence against women: The UK Strategy

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”