Leiden University fails in putting talent first
Editorial / Just Words

Leiden University fails in putting talent first

Leiden University wants to lay off the only person who’s been teaching Russian in the International Studies and Liberal Arts and Science BAs in the past three years to avoid offering her a permanent contract. Continue reading

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May Day
Editorial / Just Words

May Day

Today is International Workers’ Day. If I were in Italy now I’d probably be coming home from the May 1st demonstration. I started going when I was a child, with my grandpa. It was usually a clear Spring day, the red flags of the parties and the unions shining against the blue sky. Then I … Continue reading

How to normalise violence against women in 14 minutes or 25 steps: an Italian example
Editorial / Feminism / Just Words

How to normalise violence against women in 14 minutes or 25 steps: an Italian example

How an Italian TV show called “Le Iene,” which blurs lines between entertainment and reporting (and good taste), flew a man to Ukraine to be reunited with his child… what does this have to do with violence against women? Read further to find out. Here is how a TV show can normalise violence against women … Continue reading

Editorial / Feminism / Jutland Station / Life in Denmark

Not your conventional Valentine’s: Aarhus is rising!

For many, February is a month of romance because of Valentine’s Day. For the past three years I have instead been working with a group of talented women on events about vaginas, related to V-Day / One Billion Rising. V-Day is an organisation committed to raising awareness about violence against women. They also have safe … Continue reading