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Trans identities and Feminism

Our theme of the month is Trans identities and Feminism, through which we invite you, our readers, our writers and anyone else to reflect upon gender identities, trans identities, and the role and/or impact of these questions within the feminist movement. Ultimately seeking to question the underlying assumptions governing our current frameworks of understanding around […]

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What happened in April 2021?

Gay marriage: On the 1st of April 2001, 20 years ago, gay marriage was allowed for the first time in the world by the Dutch government.  Dubai: Noura Al-Matrooshi is the first female Emirati to become an astronaut. She was born in 1993, studied mechanical engineering and is working for the National Petroleum Construction Company. […]

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Academic Corner

The real role of sexology in the rise of LGBTQ+ activism: A review of Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality

An article written by Matisse Lefebvre “The sodomite had been a temporary aberration; the homosexual was now a species.” (Michel Foucault, 1976) Michel Foucault, in his influential work The History of Sexuality (first volume), explores how sexuality started being conceptualized differently at the end of the nineteenth century onwards. The parallelism between “sodomite” and “homosexual” […]

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Matriarchy at the beguinage

To find a matriarchy you don’t have to travel far. In the Netherlands there are multiple beguinages to be found, like the one here in Amsterdam (the one on the photo). The beguinages in the Netherlands are currently not in practice, though they have been for many centuries. The women that started the beguinages in […]

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Film review

SHORT FILM REVIEWS ‘MATRIARCHY’

Every month we look at movies related to the topic of the month, as film culture is often a mirror of thoughts and values in society. For this month’s topic, Matriarchy, I looked at three very popular movies I Am not an Easy Man, The Devil Wears Prada and Wonder Woman Read below how these two movies […]

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News

What happened in March 2021?

Nawal El Saadawi died at the age of 89 on the 21st of March. She is well known for the many feminist books she wrote. She was especially reputed for her fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). She was originally a doctor from Cairo and later became a novelist for some newspapers. In addition, she […]