Worldviews: Luis Manuel Daporta Rodriguez
Interviews / World News / Worldviews

Worldviews: Luis Manuel Daporta Rodriguez

My decision to interview Daporta for Nótt was partly motivated by the wish to hear a male perspective on the assaults in Germany, and partly by the fact that I was curious to find out how a European doctor and left-wing party member would react to accusations against registered refugees who allegedly harmed Western women in the heart of Europe. Continue reading

Women in Politics: Towards Gender Equity?
Feminism / Politics / Society

Women in Politics: Towards Gender Equity?

Beyond the specific political problems women can encounter, i.e. being elected and holding elective office, the core issue has to do with women’s presence in the public debate at large. Greater female presence would influence the terms of political debate on several crucial issues. There are still too few female experts in debates and on television panels, and females over the age of 60 are especially absent from the public eye, unlike their male counterparts, whose credibility grows with time. Continue reading

The Iron Maiden and the Walking Wounded
Culture & Art / Feminism / Society

The Iron Maiden and the Walking Wounded

In 1991, Naomi Wolf published “The Beauty Myth”, wherein she introduced the Iron Maiden concept, an “unattainable standard that is (…) used to punish women physically and psychologically for their failure to achieve and conform to it.” The Iron Maiden is a monster, the product of a deep societal illness. Yet, somehow, most women aspire to be her. Continue reading