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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?

In Latvia, conservative female MPs stand for anti-women policy. Can...

In Latvia, conservative female MPs stand for anti-women policy. Can quotas make it any better?

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.

Women and the Economy: Why women becoming CEOs might not be the bes...

Women and the Economy: Why women becoming CEOs might not be the best benchmark for feminism

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.

Reproductive rights in Latvia: what sets alarm bells ringing for fe...

Reproductive rights in Latvia: what sets alarm bells ringing for feminists

Abortion is legal in Latvia up until the 12th week. But a conservative backlash against reproductive rights might put this freedom in danger.

Violence against Women: Significant But Not Seen As Worthy of Consi...

Violence against Women: Significant But Not Seen As Worthy of Consideration

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?

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