Even though our female friends and relatives may love us for the person we are, they can still occasionally make comments on our appearance which make us feel vulnerable, not desirable, not valued. Do you know why that is? Because all of us women—whether bi, gay, straight, queer or otherwise identified—, have internalized misogyny.
Around the same time I started watching porn, I developed a habit of investing meaningless hours into Instagram. While I tried to care about niche net-art aesthetics or the rise of street-wear, I consistently found myself in bed researching the details of Cara Delevingne’s handle.
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.
Technological progress has changed a lot of things for the better. From therapeutic innovations that can cure most deadly diseases to washing machines, there are tons of examples that show how technological innovations can have positive effects. But what we forget to ask is: how much of this progress is really a necessity, and how much of it is an unending urge to make human lives easier, longer, and more productive?
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.
Eleanor Fagan, best known as Billie Holiday, was one of the most prominent jazz vocalists of the 20th century. Among her most outstanding works is the song “Strange Fruit”, which took Billie Holiday from the realm of love songs and lighter entertainment to the status of symbol of political involvement in the civil rights movement. “Strange Fruit”, written and performed at the end of the 1930s, rose to fame in a context where the Civil Rights movement had yet to take off.
Since language starts as a longing to communicate what our body experiences, it is never a lie to the extent that it reveals things the way one feels them, or the way one tries to express something about themselves to others; it is the truthful retranscription of a biased seizing of reality.
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 …