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
The Flemish Green Party in Belgium is a political party which aims to be inclusive and diverse in its goals and policies. But is it as progressive as party leaders want us to think? The party already successfully practices environmental mainstreaming – is the same true for gender mainstreaming? An analysis.
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-sensitive education could be the answer; but what really is it and how can it help create a feminist education?
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?
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?
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.