The kidnapping and murder of Sarah Everard sparked national outcry, evident in the protests, social media posts, and media articles written in response to her death. Her death quickly became a symbol of the violence that women face at the hands of men, and the system that upholds it.
In the US imagination, conspiracy theories have been contrived as harmless efforts to explain the unknown. But the power conspiracy theories carry has been made evident by the emergence of QAnon.
Girls in Kenya will miss about four days of school each month, or an average of 20% of the school year, because they are on their period. Across the globe, period shame and period poverty contributes to health complications, humiliation, poor access to employment, and other challenges for women.