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?
In many countries, quotas are used as an efficient measure to diversify politics. Egalitarian and female-friendly policy is closely linked to the number of female politicians. However, it should be carefully examined if making it easier for some women to enter the ruling class will improve social conditions for others.
Latvia is praised as a country where 36% of leading positions in private business are occupied by women. As an intersectional feminist, our author however can’t but notice that the ruling ideology in Latvia is not friendly to women of humble backgrounds.
Abortion is legal in Latvia up until the 12th week. But a conservative backlash against reproductive rights might put this freedom in danger.
39% of Latvian women have suffered from violence and at least 115 women endure violence daily in Latvia. Overall, Latvian society remains pretty conservative on gender issues and excuses violence against women. The question is – why?