By Tilly Nevin. Today we look out upon an America divided internally, an America in which racism does not appear the distant memory that it should. Mamie Phipps Clark saw a much more visceral manifestation of such racial divisions: segregation in schools, in the workplace, in public. Phipps Clark studied the impact that segregation had …
Ellie writes about how relevant Ding Ling’s analysis of gendered language is to our modern day disparity in degree results.
Ellen Pasternack writes about how important Jane Goodall’s work was in increasing our understanding of animal behaviour. Her work led to a revolution in scientific thought as to the humankind’s place in the animal kingdom.
Imogen discusses the media’s representation of Hillary Clinton as a wife rather than a politician. And how all female politicians are treated like this; devaluing their professional achievements in pursuit of sexist abuse.
Isabelle Waterfall tells the important story of Nina Simone, a prominent civil rights activist and singer. Her music was significant in providing a voice for black women who were excluded from sexist black power movements, and racist women’s liberation movements.
Rebecca interviews Angela Saini about her book ‘Inferior’ that discusses scientific research into sex differences. Debating whether it is biology or society that may have created these differences.
Olivia discusses the role of working class women, and women of colour during the British Suffrage Movement. She focuses on particular women who haven’t been recognised enough for their contributions.
How far has Pocahontas’ life been whitewashed to support colonial myths and modern American values? Olivia Dehnavi explores the real woman behind the Disney story.