Feminist Reader: December 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 to find out about women’s responses to current challenges and catch up on gender-related news from around the world.


On the Rhodes Project Blog:

Nowhere to throw a wrench: 2012 Scholar Mary-Dan Johnston explores Oxford's treatment of women in a poetic, powerful piece.

Feminist spaces in unlikely places: Rhodes Scholar Joanne Cave reflects on leading a feminist reading group in Oxford.


From elsewhere:

A survey of Harvard Business School graduates sheds new light on what happens to women and men after business school. 

The New Yorker profiles Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany and the "most powerful woman in the world."

An article in the New Statesman asks: why is ageism such an entrenched characteristic of feminist movements?

Now that women bishops are permitted in the Church of England for the first time, here are five more glass ceilings to smash.

Rhodes Scholar Lois Quam talks about some of the strategies she has used to balance commitments to her work and her family.

Our 'mommy' problem: how motherhood has been elevated to the realm of lifestyle, to the detriment of women's other priorities.  

The UK drops to 26th in the world in gender equality, and life for women is getting tougher.

For most parents, being a "helicopter" is no longer sustainable: how the baby boomers ruined parenting.