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Sunday Feminist Discussion (26.2.23) summary – Body Image

Body image is often related too quickly to weight, but body issues can also be linked to skin issues, hair, body hair, skin color, sexual orientation, or age. In our patriarchal society, women are used to defining their worth around the male gaze and beauty standards that keep changing over time, making it appear impossible […]

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Bodily autonomy, agency, and activism through voluntary sterilisation

By Auriane Vez and Sander Dekker Getting a sterilisation may seem like a very personal decision to make, yet one might be surprised how many people will get to have a say in it, ranging from real-life doctors and psychologists to hypothetical partners and speculative future versions of oneself. The choice not to have children […]

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Unreliable Narrator as a Precarious Subject in Mona Awad’s “Bunny”

The contemporary novel Bunny (2019) by Mona Awad is a criticism of Ivy League schools, elitism, and white privilege. On the one hand, it is narrated by Samantha, an unreliable narrator with an unstable mind – probably due to schizophrenia – and a not-like-other-girls attitude and portrayal. She is insecure, shy, and anti-social. The teacher […]

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Within This Dome

Within this dome,I stare above a dark heaven and sparse black clouds,Surrounded only by silhouettes in my view, This dome where time and space divorce,And I am left to debate one for the other,Found in a routine and weekly turnarounds,I spiral and shift in a vision of my masks, ever-changing and corrected by knots that […]

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It is women’s rights to end misogynist neocolonialism and its sponsored theocratic patriarchal dictator regimes

·      Where do you come from? ·       Before I came to live in Slovenia, I lived for a few months in Germany, and before that, I lived my whole life in Jordan. So, am I coming from Jordan? ·       Oh, what a nice king and beautiful queen you have! […]

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Discussion Group: February 2024 – Financial Feminism

This is a summary of what was discussed on 25 February, 2024 on the topic of financial feminism. At the Sunday discussion on financial feminism, one of the main questions was how to not perpetuate a growth-oriented exploitative system while this system is forcing us to take care of our financial and thus existential security […]

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Activism; the guilt of not doing enough.

This article starts from a feeling I have experienced for a long time. While feminism and social justice have always been causes close to my heart, it has always been difficult to be “active enough”. I am surrounded by activists that participate in demonstrations on a regular basis, belong to organisations such as UNICEF, Amnesty […]