Marguerite Porete

Fake Woman and Dangerous Mystic

Marguerite Porete was accused of being a heretic and even a ‘pseudo’ woman by the Inquisition and executed in the early fourteenth century. Laura Moncion explores the implications of her gender for judgements made about her. Continue reading

Lee Miller

Photography, Surrealism, and Beyond

By reviewing the story of Lee Miller’s life, Patricia Allmer explores how the woman artist occupies a permanently impermanent position, constantly discovered and then re-discovered. Continue reading

Human Rights and Dangerous Women

Comments from a Dangerous Woman on dangerous women

In this extract from the Ruth Adler Lecture 2016, Shami Chakrabarti reflects on what it was like to be branded ‘the most dangerous woman’ in Britain, and then highlights some of the most important campaigners for human rights in the UK today. Continue reading