Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

In honour of International Rural Women's Day, this episode of Great Woman Theory discusses the life of Lyda Conley, member of the Wyandot Nation, lawyer, activist, and guardian of indigenous land rights. Lyda's fight to protect the Wyandot National Burial Ground from development ultimately led her to make history as the first Native American woman … Continue reading Lyda Conley: Lawyer, Activist, Guardian

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

Time For Change: A Look at New Zealand’s Sexual Violence Legislation Bill

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 Feona McKay-Patea, killed by a man on or around 3 October 2019, at the age … Continue reading Time For Change: A Look at New Zealand’s Sexual Violence Legislation Bill

Grace Millane Murder Trial Week Three: Justice for Grace

By Jessica Sutton. We have a verdict. Grace Millane was murdered, beyond reasonable doubt, in the eyes of the jury, the Court, and New Zealand. But this resolution is not the end of the matter. Not only has the world lost another woman to the growing epidemic of male violence, but her murderer's trial has … Continue reading Grace Millane Murder Trial Week Three: Justice for Grace

Grace Millane Murder Trial: Week Two

By Jessica Sutton. Content Warning: This article contains graphic details which readers may find disturbing. Week two of the Grace Millane murder trial wrapped up surprisingly early, with the Crown concluding its case against the accused on Thursday. A final statement of facts was read, preceded by four days of testimony from a variety of … Continue reading Grace Millane Murder Trial: Week Two

Grace Millane Murder Trial: Week One

By Jessica Sutton. This series 'Women and the Law' will look into the way women are treated in the criminal justice system, beginning with analysing weekly the high-profile trial of the alleged murderer of Grace Millane. Content Warning: This article contains graphic details which readers may find disturbing. It has been almost a year since … Continue reading Grace Millane Murder Trial: Week One