Articles by Jessica Abrahams
We've made progress, but more could still be done
Jessica Abrahams / September 9, 2015
One of Egypt's leading human rights lawyers explains why her country's attitude to women is worsening
Book review: The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy by Valerie M Hudson and Patricia Leidl
Jessica Abrahams / August 20, 2015
The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy by Valerie M Hudson and Patricia Leidl (Columbia University Press, £19.95) “Women’s rights are human rights”: Hillary Clinton’s...
by Jonathan Sacks (Hodder & Stoughton, £20) Throughout history religion and violence have often gone hand-in-hand. Thus the age-old question of whether religion is the cause of violence, or a...
Pro-life activists in the United States are successfully chipping away at a woman’s freedom to have an abortion
Headscarves and Hymens, by Mona Eltahawy American-Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy came to the world’s attention in November 2011 when she was physically and sexually assaulted by police during...
Jessica Abrahams / April 23, 2015
(Portobello, £12.99) Caroline Criado-Perez is the feminist writer best known for her 2013 campaign to have at least one woman among the historical figures depicted on British banknotes. The...
Jessica Abrahams / April 8, 2015
If we barred sexism in advertising, we wouldn't have many adverts left
It treats a huge bloc of people living very different lives as though they were a homogenous group
Jessica Abrahams / February 19, 2015
Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? by Katrine Marçal (Portobello, £12.99) “How do you get your dinner is the fundamental question of economics.” So writes the Swedish author Katrine Marçal....