Feminist Reader: June 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:

Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso (South Africa At Large & Magdalen 2010) and Dr Chrystelle Wedi (South Africa At Large & St Hugh's 2012) wrote about their efforts to bring critical antenatal care to women in under-served regions. (Vote here for their project for the Aspen Idea Award.)

Rhodes Scholar Liz Murray (Tasmania & New 2011) wrote about her struggle to challenge the male-only membership at Oxford's Vincent's Club.

Our Blog Editor, Joanne Cave (Prairies & St John's 2013), recounted her experience caring for her mother with Alzheimer's, reshaping the conversation around work-life balance.

Eden Tanner wrote about consent workshops at Oxford and bringing awareness to sexual violence on campus.


From elsewhere:

A look at the gender gap on Wikipedia and need for female editors on the Internet's gateway to knowledge.

An interview with Dr Ann Olivarius (Connecticut & Somerville 1978), Chair and Founder of the Rhodes Project, on her legal experience with sexual harassment cases in the US and UK in the 1980s and today.

The New Statesman's Glosswitch discusses the history of feminist thought on surrogacy.

Tyler Kinkade reports on the latest study on sexual assault in US colleges, showing that campus rape may be worse than previously thought.

Claire Cain Miller reveals mounting evidence that having a working mother can increase economic, educational, and social benefits for children.

Bain & Company research showing that companies drain women's ambition after only two years.

Pavan Amara has helped establish the UK's first specialist clinic for women who have been raped and fear going to the doctor.

Effort's like Duke University's Project Vox seek to revive the female canon in the study of philosophy by exposing the work of women philosophers.

Yale Law students Ashley Anderson and Elizabeth Deutsch call for solutions for reporting sex discrimination on military campuses.

Journalist and Oxford student Ione Wells's discussion of victim's voices, writing to the man who sexually assaulted her, and launching the #NotGuilty campaign.

Executive director of Women, Action & the Media (WAM!), Jamia Wilson on her organisation and the current media landscape.