by Reya Suwarsono Film director, Hanung Bramantyo, unfolds the story of Raden Adjeng Kartini (played by Dian Sastrowardoyo), a daughter born into a Javanese family of nobles in 1879. Her father’s position as a Javanese aristocrat working for the Dutch government provided her with the opportunity to attend a Dutch school – a privilege that few Indonesians had. Her exposure to Western ideals and education played a crucial role in her growth as an activist in her later years.
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 “Caring for climate, caring for earth, and caring for people should be at the centre of economic value, … 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
Movie review by Karla Kiefer Looking for a film to watch during your quarantine and chill session? Well, here is … More
Book review by Femke Boom The book of the month this time is Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. Isherwood is one … More
Book review by Femke Boom “I think you should write about the one that scares you the most. Taking risks … More
This article is a short analysis of the use of colors in the Oscar winning film Get Out from 2017 directed by Jordan Peele. The deeper meaning of this film is hidden underneath a layer of colors that, when analyzed critically, work so well to expose the contemporary American racism and race relations.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical novel written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It is a fictive biography of a Hollywood actress, which is set in the 1950s. There is an almost tangible tension between the ‘50s mind-set and sexuality, as well as feminism. The story is partially depicted in modern times with flashbacks to the ‘50s-‘90s as the actress tells her story.
The Female of the Species is a contemporary young adult novel written by Mindy McGinnis. It takes a closer look at ‘rape culture’, and depicts the struggles of girls regarding stigmas and the patriarchal society.
A delightful duology: ‘Vicious’ and ‘Vengeful’ by V.E. Schwab. Both books play with the question as to what morality really is, and they show that the concept of good and evil is not as black and white as we tend to believe.
It is a straightforward, yet ambiguous title in an age wherein the subject of gender triggers so much controversy. However, it is exactly this discrepancy between an idea of gender and the reality of gender what this film tries to address.