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Lithuanian Gold Fish Ruta Meilutyte

Lithuanian Gold Fish Ruta Meilutyte

Rio Olympics 2016 was one of the biggest events this summer that captured the world’s attention. What we saw is a competition between countries that win more medals, but inside every sport and country has a different story. One such story is about a young Lithuanian swimmer, Ruta Meilutyte, who won all possible champions in the world, but at the end of the Rio Olympics surprisingly returned to Lithuania without a single medal.

#AGORA16: During Feminist Summer School, Part 3

#AGORA16: During Feminist Summer School, Part 3

Claire is attending this year’s AGORA young feminist summer school. She’s blogging about intersectionality, how race operates as a dynamic, racism in the feminist movement, and white privilege. Today she talks about the weekend at the AGORA young feminist summer school

#AGORA16: During Feminist Summer School, Part 2

#AGORA16: During Feminist Summer School, Part 2

Claire is attending this year’s AGORA young feminist summer school. She’s blogging about intersectionality, how race operates as a dynamic, racism in the feminist movement, and white privilege. Today she talks about the first part of the AGORA young feminist summer school

#AGORA16 – During Feminist Summer School, Part 1

#AGORA16 – During Feminist Summer School, Part 1

Claire is attending this year’s AGORA young feminist summer school. She’s blogging about intersectionality, how race operates as a dynamic, racism in the feminist movement, and white privilege. Today she talks about arriving in Brussels.

Before #AGORA16

Before #AGORA16

Claire is attending this year’s AGORA young feminist summer school. She’s blogging about intersectionality, how race operates as a dynamic, racism in the feminist movement, and white privilege. In this series of posts she describes her experiences at AGORA

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.

April’s theme: “Women and health” – the tam...

April’s theme: “Women and health” – the tampon tax

Did you know that in most countries in the EU, women are taxed for having their periods? As shocking at it may sound, the tampon tax is a reality.

Women in Power and Decision-Making Positions in the UK

Women in Power and Decision-Making Positions in the UK

As we proceed into a new realm of politics in 2016, with the Women’s Equality Party up and running, it is important to reflect back on the historical progression of women in politics and examine whether we can really achieve equality.

“#ausnahmslos” – Translations

“#ausnahmslos” – Translations

“#ausnahmslos” is an initiative launched by feminists after the attacks on women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. We translated the text into several languages

Women and Work: The decision to have a child whilst pursuing a care...

Women and Work: The decision to have a child whilst pursuing a career in the UK

The UK maternity policy seems particularly sympathetic to women. However, there are constraints at play which limit their freedoms once they become mothers.

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