This is a talk I was lucky enough to see live about a month ago. It’s delivered by Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist game theorist whose academic analysis of cultural shifts in the video gaming industry has led to harassment and death threats beyond imagining. This talk was her first public appearance after she fled her... Read more »
“Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?” Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: ‘I don’t scare easily’ Trigger warnings for threats of rape, intimidation, torture, and the like. Brave, brave woman. (thanks to Medea... Read more »
The Outspoken Spanish Nun Who’s Made Herself A Political Force Sister Forcades is Spain’s most famous living nun. She’s a medical doctor with a master’s degree from Harvard. She’s a feminist who’s been reprimanded by the Vatican for supporting abortion rights. She’s a Benedictine nun in a country where the Catholic Church has historically sided... Read more »
The queen who challenged the kings The greatest female chess player in history has retired. Godspeed, Mrs Polgar.
Got Your Back | This American Life This episode of This American Life covers Hamida Gulistani, an amazing woman who advocates for womens’ rights in Afghanistan, despite persistent death threats. Her story is incredible – definitely worth a listen.