For the Patriarchy Is Dark and Full of Errors
Feminism / Society

For the Patriarchy Is Dark and Full of Errors

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. Continue reading

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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

Unlikely Allies: the MRM and Feminism
Feminism / Society

Unlikely Allies: the MRM and Feminism

Although it appeared as early as the 1970s, the Men’s Rights Movement only truly found its audience, peculiar style, and obsessive gimmicks with the birth of Internet forums (they are perhaps best known for this gem of a Reddit thread) and the rise of trolling, an art form at which they excel. But some of the movement’s concerns, such as understanding the causes for, and striving to reduce, the particularly high rates of male suicides, are perfectly legitimate. 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

Writing Beyond the “Feminine Note”: Virginia Woolf on Women and Fiction
Books / Culture & Art / Feminism

Writing Beyond the “Feminine Note”: Virginia Woolf on Women and Fiction

Addressing the topic “women and fiction” in her essay entitled A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf often seems to go off on a tangent, using different writing styles and delaying her point into her ‘stream of consciousness’. In a sense, one could say that she tries to fathom the subject through a writing experience that reaches beyond the intellectual grasp of the issue. Continue reading

Women in Sports: a Celebration
Society / Sports

Women in Sports: a Celebration

From Lindsey Vonn to Maria Sharapova,the portraits of 6 inspiring female athletes. Women in sports are utterly under-represented. Anyone who has a TV in their home or has walked by a sports bar has seen a football match, and there’s a 99,99% chance that this match involved male players. So this is my very small and humble contribution to put in the spotlight some of the amazing female athletes that inspire me. Continue reading