Feminist Reader: March 2015

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

2007 Rhodes Scholar and former New Zealand MP Holly Walker wrote about the challenges she has faced in balancing work and family, and what she decided to give up.

Our Communications Manager, Seb Baird, wrote about what he has learned as a man working for a feminist research organisation. 


From elsewhere                          

Rebecca Traister, shortly after having her first child, addresses the economic consequences of pregnancy and childbirth in the United States.

A look at sexism in primary schools from Laura Bates, the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.

Read this story about Elizabeth Magie, the forgotten inventor of the popular board game Monopoly.

An interactive chart showing words used in student evaluations illustrates the double standards for male and female professors.

Research from Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg shows that women help more at work but benefit less from it.  

Brittney Cooper wrote a profile of Pauli Murray, one of the foundational liberal legal scholars of the 20th century.

Gaby Hinsliff comes to the defence of women who don't have children, whether by choice or necessity.

What Boyhood reveals to us about girlhood.