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“Stop bawling” – Obstetric violence in Hungary

“Stop bawling” – Obstetric violence in Hungary

Giving birth can be a traumatic experience: hospitals are crowded, doctors don’t have time to, or cannot, respect the desires of the women giving birth. A discussion with Pálma Fazekas, a Hungarian activist for obstetric rights

Gender neutral education: “gender madness” or liberation from gende...

Gender neutral education: “gender madness” or liberation from gender stereotypes?

A child’s education is vital in forming who he/she will become as an adult, these formative years can be especially important in how children will perceive gender in the future. How can we start from a young age to break gender stereotypes and pave the way for a completely equal society? The taboo-ed gender neutral education could be the answer; but what really is it and how can it help create a feminist education?

Confessions of a meat eating feminist

Confessions of a meat eating feminist

Are women’s and animal rights inextricably linked? Should feminists abstain from consuming meat and dairy products and if they don’t, does this make them hypocritical?

Women and the job market: A picture of today’s Europe

Women and the job market: A picture of today’s Europe

Women’s employment is one of those evergreen issues in the agenda of the old continent. Besides dusty stereotypes that still relegate women to few sectors of care and other social needs, the problem of women’s employment has been worsened by the recent economic crisis. What are the European trends when it comes to women’s education, wages and their presence in decision-making positions?

Solidarity with Polish Women – Abortion Rights in Poland  

Solidarity with Polish Women – Abortion Rights in Poland   

Many feminists across Europe have shown solidarity with Polish women following a proposed legislation that would completely ban or extremely limit the right to abortion. What were the reactions in Poland? And is it possible that the issue only is used to divert public attention from other worrying developments in Polish politics?

The dangers of menstrual health products

The dangers of menstrual health products

A woman’s menstrual cycle is significantly linked to the environment; disposable menstrual care products are produced using toxic chemicals, bleached with chlorine and end up on landfills as toxic waste. There are alternative products available but the international feminine hygiene brands don’t want us to know about them.

“Both women and men can be sexist!”

“Both women and men can be sexist!”

StopBildSexism is a campaign fighting for the abolition of the “Bild girl”, a series of scantily clad women published in the daily German tabloid “Bild”. An interview with co-organiser Penelope Kemekenidou.

Women’s Participation in Hungarian Trade Unions

Women’s Participation in Hungarian Trade Unions

Trade unions fight for the rights of their members – but women’s needs often go by the board as leadership positions are very male-dominated. Can separate women’s constituencies be the solution? The example of Hungary.

The ideal female body – does not exist

The ideal female body – does not exist

There are a lot of stereotypes and standards that women are subjected to in their daily lives, but the question of how their bodies should look like is certainly one of the most important ones. The perception of the ideal female body is dynamic and can change through time and also vary between different cultures and societies – with the media playing an important role.

The Dark Side of the Net: Cyberstalking

The Dark Side of the Net: Cyberstalking

One in five women in the European Union have experienced stalking since the age of 15. Nevertheless, not all EU countries have a clear definition of stalking.

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