In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our host and their guest, Aimée Sullivan, discuss Alice Coachman. The first black woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal. She became a role model for black athletes in America at a time of deep, legal, segregation. She forged a path for all black athletes who came … Continue reading Episode 17 – Alice Coachman: Olympic Hero, Trailblazer
By Jessica Sutton. We recently received a comment on our article about Black women and police brutality, saying that "systemic racism is a myth". Over time, the She’s Right team has become somewhat numbed to the racist and misogynist comments we receive on our material, but this honestly stumped me. There were two possibilities for … Continue reading “Good Guys” and “Good Feminists” – But Where Are the Real Allies?
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
By Jessica Sutton. Content Warning: This article contains graphic details which may be disturbing. Last week, the body of an 18-year-old aboriginal girl was found in a wheelie bin in Western Australia. The brief lines of the media articles are painfully familiar for those who keep an eye out for cases of femicide. Another man … Continue reading “Get Angry”: Indigenous Women and Femicide
By Shazia Gazi. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Last week, I wrote a letter to my nani. She died a few years ago but I wanted her to be my audience. I wanted to tell her about the apocalyptic dream that we're living in right now, and how I’m secretly glad that she and nana are … Continue reading Dreams in a World of Inequality
…Women should allow our essence and presence to shine, rather than letting ourselves be buried or shunted to the sidelines. This is the third episode of Great Woman Theory – a podcast discussing great women and feminist events in history. In this episode, learn about Coretta Scott King, activist, musician, mother, and wife of Martin Luther King … Continue reading Episode 3 – Coretta Scott King: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
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 Blessie Gotingco, killed on 24 May 2014, at the age of 56.By Jessica Sutton. Femicide: … Continue reading We Are Here: Remembering New Zealand’s Femicide Victims