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.
This week in review: Rachel Dolezal; the Googleplex annex; and Tim Hunt’s laughable sexist comments.
This week, we celebrate the 10th edition of the Week in Review. For this special event, we’d like to take you on a tour of some of the most interesting news we have brought you in the past 9 weeks.
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.
This week: French extreme-right party members show their true faces; violence may not be so inherent to human nature after all; scientists are not immune to sexism; French journalists denounce the sexist attitudes of politicians; and a lame bear walks again!
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.
by Marie Baleo Dear “Women Against Feminism”, please allow me to debunk a few myths and guide you to the light Unless you were hiding under a rock in 2014, you have probably heard of “Women Against Feminism”, a social media trend hailing from the United States. This online phenomenon consists of predominantly young, white …