By Elna Schmidt I am resisting the urge to begin with a quote by Virginia Woolf. It seems too cliché to start writing an article in a university magazine concerned with gender equality, feminism and diversity in this way. And yet, I could not help but think of “A Room of One’s Own” when entering Theaterzaal C of the Elinor Ostrom building at Radboud University, one of the only buildings on our huge campus named after a woman. The sight of a room full of women taking up space always is a sight for sore eyes…
Poem: Equity is Key
By Nanette Ashby
This poem consist exclusively of slogans from posters featured in and chants throughout the Feminist March in Amsterdam on the 5th of March 2023.
The Colonial Legacy in France’s Citizenship Dilemma
by Roisin Moreau France’s history and the daily experiences of French people of colour (a primary example described above) proves that this fetishization of citizenship does not play out on an even playing field for many of its subjects. In reality, many ethnic minorities experience a lack of social acceptance, and are denied “cultural citizenship” (Rosaldo, 1994), proving that identity papers are not always sufficient.
What HBO´s “The Deuce“ can teach us about the intersection of sex work, power, class and capitalism
by Laura Schranz Due to new court rulings that loosened obscenity rules and left them rather ambiguous and open to interpretation, New York experienced a boom in sex work, leading to the so-called “Golden Age of Porn”. Place of action was mostly the so-called Deuce, a street in Manhattan between Times Square and 8th Avenue.
Sexually liberated or slutty? The harm of slut-shaming
By Hanna Eisen Are you a prude, a good girl, or a slut? It seems like these are the only categories women can fall into regarding their sexuality. While women learn from a young age that they have to act according to societal standards, none of the possible decisions seem to be good enough. One should be flirty, but not too sexy; being a virgin is something to be embarrassed about, but enjoying casual sex is shameful. It seems impossible to walk the fine line of being a “good girl”, especially if that does not fit with the (secret) desires one has.
An Ode to My Mental Health
by Kyra-Lianne Samuels I wake up and feel the sorrow wash over me and smile into the familiarity. The comfort is soon followed by guilt, shame, dread. “It’s not supposed to be like this,” I think. “I wasn’t put on earth to suffer,” and yet. And yet. The indignity of my reaction leads to a new wave of remorse. At least I’m already in bed. I never got up anyway.
By Noor Lorist The unthinkable happened. I am not sure when it occurred, but my face has changed. I discovered … More
Universities should be pioneers, not followers: A call for more gender-sensitive language at the Radboud University
By Lena Richter Info: The terms gender-neutral, -inclusive and -sensitive language are often used interchangeably and all aim at avoiding … More
Fatshaming is genormaliseerd: partners van mensen met obesitas en de universiteit doen er aan mee
Door Faifoo Spitz Op het sportcentrum hing het afgelopen jaar een banner van Radboud met de tekst: ‘On behalf of the sports centre: bye bye coronakilo’s, hello new academic year!’. Had Nella Geurts (sociologie PHD kandidaat) … More
Feminist porn is not the solution
By Nanette Ashby The way we consume pornography has changed drastically. Volumes of Erotica books or video tapes from the … More
Autism, April and Acceptance: An Account.
By K. Vis. It’s April. It’s Autism Awareness Month. While a lot of people rightfully focus on how we’d like … More
Decolonial Feminism in Academia, Rosalba Icaza
By Therese Gatterburg Anti-Racism Awareness Week, Radboud University The Anti-Racism Awareness Week, hosted by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, had … More