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Alifa Rifaat's work delved into the desires and domestic lives of 20th century Egyptian women.

Alifa Rifaat

Writing women’s desires and domestic lives in 20th century Egypt

Alia Soliman looks at the ‘danger’ in the work of Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat, whose ‘imprint lingers as someone who dared speak of female desire in what was at the time an almost completely patriarchal society’. Continue reading
Caroline Norton

Caroline Norton

The woman who fought for – and won – rights for married women in England

Francine Ryan demonstrates how Caroline Norton, a Victorian-era woman who ‘never pretended to the wild and ridiculous doctrine of equality’ campaigned for married women’s rights to child custody and property. Continue reading
Fighting for digital justice

Fighting for digital justice

The angry ones: how women speaking out about abuse and assault are changing the conversation

Writer and digital producer Whitney Milam considers the strength it takes for women to speak out online, and the inherent danger in doing so, particularly in close-knit digital communities like the YouTube world. Continue reading