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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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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 […]

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On becoming a financial feminist

“Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor, not for two hundred years merely, but from the beginning of time. […] Women, then, have not had a dog’s chance of writing poetry.” A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf What personal wisdom or advice would […]

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To Be a Mother, Or Not to Be?

While reading a novel named Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, one paragraph caught my attention. It made me realize that femininity and being a woman are socially constructed on many levels: “Do you know what annoys me so much? If I got hit by a car while we’re crossing and died, in the newspaper […]

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The binary balance?

We’ve all heard that there is a need for balance in the world, a need for dichotomy. A need to oppose things that we see as contradictory to achieve the perfect equilibrium. Seeing the world as balanced by opposites makes it seem so vulnerable. There is sun and there is rain There is day and […]

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How Angela Davis Changed My Life

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept”. ~ Angela Davis Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis is the first book on intersectional feminism that I have ever read. As the title promises, the book describes the historical development of the feminist movement in […]

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Financial Feminism

We will never solve the feminisation of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.”  – Gloria Steinem Imagine if women collectively had more money. What might change?  What are some of the changes you’d expect to see if we achieved economic gender equality tomorrow? What might your daily life look like? What thoughts and […]