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The depiction of sex in Egyptian cinema since the ’70s

Written by Hana Elramly  “Everything in life is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power” – Oscar Wilde. Sex drives a major part of our actions and is present in several aspects of our lives, though for long it is meant to be limited to a married couple’s bedroom. Because sex is the essence […]

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What happened in August 2021?

South Kurdistan: Yazidi women who were detained by IS seven years ago are still fighting for justice. The Iraqi government passed legislation that qualifies IS’s treatment of Yazidis as genocide. The Yazidi Female Survivor Law, meanwhile, demands the Iraqi government to compensate Yazidi female IS survivors. Afghanistan: Since the Taliban retook control in Afghanistan, women […]

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Debate General

Rape Culture: In the Netherlands

Written by Melike 1 in 10 female students in Dutch Universities (11%) have been raped, sexually penetrated against their will, during their studies at a University (Amnesty International, 2021). Shocking? Well, think about the fact that this doesn’t even include sexual assault, harassment or sexual violence. Unbelievable? Not really. A study by De Haas in […]

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Influential Ecofeminists

Written by Juliette Roussel Françoise d’Eaubonne (France) Françoise d’Eaubonne is a very important figure of feminist movements in France. She was born in 1920 and died in 2005. First, she’s well known as a talented self-taught roman writer since she stopped her education at the baccalaureate. During the Second World War, she joined the Resistance […]

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Academic Corner General

#MeToo and the ‘continuum of male sexual violence’: A Review of Liz Kelly’s Concept

Written by Matisse Lefebvre In her influential 1988 work Surviving Sexual Violence, Liz Kelly introduced the concept of a ‘continuum’ to describe male sexual violence against women. This concept was originally based on two dictionary definitions. The first one denotes ‘a basic common character that underlies many different events’ and the second a ‘continuous series […]

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What happened in July 2021?

Ukraine: Female soldiers are forced to march in heels instead of military boots for a military parade happening on the 24t of August. This decision caused a lot of discontents and many people were expecting apologies. Spain: All non-consensual sex is now defined as rape and street harassment became a crime. They also have the […]