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.
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.
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.
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
By Lena Richter Info: The terms gender-neutral, -inclusive and -sensitive language are often used interchangeably and all aim at avoiding … More
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
By Nanette Ashby The way we consume pornography has changed drastically. Volumes of Erotica books or video tapes from the … More
By K. Vis. It’s April. It’s Autism Awareness Month. While a lot of people rightfully focus on how we’d like … More
By Therese Gatterburg Anti-Racism Awareness Week, Radboud University The Anti-Racism Awareness Week, hosted by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, had … More
By Paula Werdnik Anyone who has watched Winx Club, as a kid knows that it was all about fairies, glitter and girl power … More
By Jansje Kamerling – Let me resist the words ascribed to me