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Online dating: a dangerous business?

Article
m.j.kemink@uvt.nl Kemink
24/09/2018
7 minutes to read

Online dating seems to be the new kid on the dating block. However, this article goes into the history behind these recent developments and the risks related to it.

Squatting Slavs: a culture, a stereotype or just a meme?

Article
Kristiana Naydenova
21/09/2018
18 minutes to read

Is the Squatting Slav phenomenon helping Slavs express themselves or is it ruining their reputation? This article explores the emergence, historical background, popularization, culture and language of the meme.

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Waarom Schild en Vrienden geen marginaal fenomeen is

Article
Ico Maly
10/09/2018
14 minutes to read

Schild en Vrienden kunnen we niet begrijpen als een louter Vlaamse actiegroep. In elke actie is de globale dimensie van dit Nieuw Rechtse activisme duidelijk, zo stelt Ico Maly (Tilburg University)

Soccer: A Society’s Reflection of Gender Equality

Article
Sammy Kossen
06/06/2018
13 minutes to read

The news of the Norwegian pay deal rapidly traveled to every corner of the globe, but is it reasonable to assume that the Norwegian pay deal affects the financial conditions of the Dutch women’s national soccer team as well?

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Why is Taylor Swift associated with the Alt-Right movement?

Article
Jady van Leusden
16/02/2018
18 minutes to read

Taylor Swift is the embodyment of the perfect Nazi woman. At least, according to some members of the alt-right movement. But why? This is an article on the images behind the pop-icon and the Alt-Right movement. And finds a connection.

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The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

Column
Ico Maly
22/02/2018
3 minutes to read

Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  

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Dating apps as part of our culture

Article
Manon Bijl
26/03/2018
12 minutes to read

Dating apps enable people to do things they have never done before. It are truly global products, but they only work because they are embedded in local (sub)cultural practices.  

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Forgive me father, for I hate women: anti-feminism and misogyny in the manosphere

Paper
Inge Beekmans
01/06/2018
19 minutes to read

Academics describe the manosphere as “a particularly toxic brand of anti-feminism”. It is a place where promoting rape is acceptable, but saying you hate women is not. This essay examines linguistic structures within the manosphere .

Phenomenon of Algorithms and Political Echo Chambers

The political effects of algorithms: a look at Facebook and Google

Paper
Mick Timmermans
05/05/2017
10 minutes to read

There is limited data available on algorithms leading to political echo chambers. This paper examines the use of Facebook and Google and the algorithmic system behind both platforms. What are the consequences?

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The Play of the Banker: Ten Years After Lehman's Downfall

Column
Daan Rutten
20/09/2018
4 minutes to read

Will bankers cause another financial crisis? Without a doubt, Daan Rutten predicts, when we try to turn them into ‘beautiful souls’. Banking is a game, and therefore a banker must be a player.

Stereotypes and sexism in the aviation industry

Stereotypes and sexism in the aviation industry

Article
Lisalotte Bos
10/09/2018
9 minutes to read

The aviation industry is a male-dominated industry in which sexism persists. In it, women are underrepresented as a consequence of stereotypes and the general idea that women do not 'fit in' with the big boys. 

Fashion as tyranny: beauty standards and social pressure

Article
Meauraine van Gorp
23/03/2017
8 minutes to read

This article looks at the influence of fashion on women from different cultures. This article shows that women can be influenced by the ideals of a society and that fashion can be used in order to be included or excluded.

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How to -movies and virality: Male beauty bloggers

Paper
Nataliia Vdovychenko
22/05/2018
18 minutes to read

Male beauty bloggers are a new internet sensation with millions of followers, viral videos and inspiring life stories. How did they become so successful?