Feminist Reader: October 2014

Each month the Rhodes Project publishes a selection of articles that approach issues of gender and feminism from informed, opinionated and novel angles.  Visit the Feminist Reader each month to find out about women’s responses to current challenges and catch up on gender-related news from around the world.

Here is this month's selection:  

Two writers for the New Republic debate the question: are we living in a golden age of feminism?

Does Emma Watson's privilege limit her usefulness as a UN ambassador?

Which college at Oxford celebrates 40 years of co-education with portraits of women?

Was Wonder Woman an early feminist icon?  Read Jill Lepore’s article on her symbolic importance.

Being a woman in a male-dominated job: confessions of a lady lumberjane.           

What transgender people know about the gender gap in leadership.

The troll slayer: classics professor Mary Beard takes on her sexist detractors.

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks about sexism in politics on BBC Woman's Hour.