NEW MONTHLY FEATURE: Presenting the Rhodes Project's First Feminist Reader

Beginning today and on the first of every month the Rhodes Project will publish a digest of articles that approach issues of gender and feminism from informed, opinionated and novel angles.  We will provide you with creative and original pieces of journalism about gender from a range of sources –  an accumulation of pieces you won’t find in every news feed – and we’ll do so every month.  Visit Feminist Reader to catch up on gender-related news from around the world and to find out about women’s responses to current challenges. 

Feminist Reader for 1 July 2014

 Writing in The New York Times, Pam Belluck argues that maternal mental illness is more common and varied than previously thought.

Professor Linda Scott at Oxford's Said Business School reveals the problems of gender violence and sexual harassment that pervade her ancient institution.

Megan Garber at The Atlantic explores the apology as a gendered concept.  Want to know how the meaning of the word “sorry” has changed over time? Read “Lean In logic as sponsored by shampoo.”

The Young Men Initiative, a new leadership project in Kosovo, attempts to intervene in the cycle of gendered violence.

Reluctant to lean in? Opponents of Sandberg's call to action reveal real penalties that can accompany assertiveness at work.

Meghan Tonjes and fat visibility: why this singer/songwriter's photo was removed from Instagram due to 'mature content' and what this means about how we look at women's bodies.

Given “the pressure young women face to view their bodies as the objects of others’ desires,” can girls wear what they like?  An op-ed piece in The New York Times explores the policing of girls’ clothing.

Can "home economics" be feminist?  Rebecca Traiser at The New Republic explains why girls and boys could benefit from a new and improved version.