Lydia Cacho (b. 1963) is an investigative journalist and human rights activist from
Mexico. Her reporting has helped uncover numerous cases of violence and abuse
against women and children.
She reported hundreds of cases of femicide throughout Mexico, and was
arrested and beaten for her exposure of a pedophilia ring in her 2004 book Los demonios del Edén. She received
numerous international awards for her work, from organizations such as Amnesty
International, Oxfam, or UNESCO.
Hypatia was intimidatingly smart. You think you’re smart? You’re not Hypatia smart.
BASIC BIO: (c. 360 - 415 AD) Hypatia seemed destined for intellectual greatness, as the daughter of a well-known mathematician. She was educated in Athens and later ran the Neoplatonist School in Alexandria, when Egypt was under the control of Rome. Hypatia developed a reputation as a philosopher, mathematician, inventor, and astronomer. Though she was well-regarded and respected by many, Hypatia’s life ended when she was brutally murdered by a Christian mob (for her part in a political conflict between the city administration and the Church).
HER IMPACT: Some historians argue that Hypatia’s death was the end of the intellectual golden age in classical antiquity. Whether or not that is the case, Hypatia looms over the modern world. She has been the subject of books and plays, and lends her name to a journal of feminism and women’s studies. If you’re a fan of Rachel Weisz, like I am, you may know that she was the subject of the 2009 film Agora. It may not have been the most accurate, but God, it makes you feel for her.
In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, feminist art scholar and research specialist at the Getty Research Institute, Anja Foerschner, selected key publications and journals for those want to explore art by women and feminist art.
Shahla Sherkat (b. 1956) is one of
the pioneers of the women’s rights movement in Iran. She is a psychologist and
journalist who has been outspoken about the situation of women in the country,
often experiencing legal issues because of it.
She is the founder of
Zanan magazine, considered the most
important women’s journal published after the Iranian revolution. She often had
to appear in court for publishing content deemed controversial, in areas
ranging from politics to sex, and at one point even had to spend four months in
prison. In 2005 she received the Courage in Journalism Award from the
International Women’s Media Foundation.
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