Feminism & Gender

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The Editors
08/03/2021

In this diggit file on feminism, we group all articles, papers and columns on feminism and post-feminism. 

Harry Styles on the cover of Vogue magazine

Modern men are breaking traditional gender norms

Article
Anouk van Leeuwen
08/03/2021
14 minutes to read

Harry Styles has unleashed a debate about gender norms by wearing a dress. It has started a competition between strong manly men and so called feminized men. Even though feminized men are seen as deviants, they are starting to get more support.

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Heteronormativity awareness. Critical notes on Workplace Pride

Column
Sanne van Driel
01/11/2019
13 minutes to read

Now that Tilburg University has raised the rainbow flag, let's talk about heteronormativity. On Coming Out Day, Tilburg University announced its membership to Workplace Pride. Some critical reflections on 'coming out' and safe spaces.

Dating apps can help people to meet other people with similar sexual preferences. But there are also some issues with these types of online platforms. In this episode of Babylon is Burning, Sander de Ridder explains why 'sexual politics' is such an important topic. 

Culture Wars

The return of the Culture Wars

Column
Ana Deumert
28/02/2019
7 minutes to read

In this column Ana Deumert reflects on the return of the cultures wars at universities and in popular culture. She suggests that the culture wars were not just a phenomenon of the 1980s and 1990s, but that they are continuing. 

Breivik on Feminism and Islamization

Article
Audry Bron
26/02/2019
10 minutes to read

Breivik’s thoughts on feminism still have a great impact on the masculinists’ scene today, but Breivik was not the starting point of the chain of anti-feminist views. He also collected his knowledge within an online community. 

gender-neutral bathroom sign

Gender-neutral bathrooms: overkill or vital?

Article
Juliette Berndsen
01/11/2019
9 minutes to read

There is one thing we can find in every public place, school, university and workplace: bathrooms. But is it really necessary to introduce gender-neutral bathrooms?

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Why are female artists underrepresented?

Article
Floor Vink
12/04/2019
10 minutes to read

This article explains that because of absent social, cultural and practical conditions and because of gender stereotypes and other structures in a patriarchial society, females are underrepresented in art history. 

FEMEN

FEMEN: "My Body is a Weapon!"

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/10/2020
9 minutes to read

FEMEN is a sextremist organisation claiming to be feminist. They draw media attention by showing their half-naked bodies in public. 

Empress Theodora: A feminist at the dawn of the Middle Ages

Article
Nikos Papadopoulos
21/11/2018
11 minutes to read

We often think of feminism of something that started with the 19th century suffragette movements. This article, however, shows that ancient empress Theodora of Byzanthium was one of the precursors of modern-day feminism.

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. 

Marine Le Pen Fake Feminist

Marine le Pen: a fake feminist?

Paper
Nadadja Binder
28/03/2018
10 minutes to read

How has Marine Le Pen been using her feminine side? And what can we learn from FEMEN's protests against Le Pen, and more specifically against her feminism?

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There is no such thing as a detail when it comes to female body hair

Column
Gabriela de la Vega
12/03/2018
3 minutes to read

Female armpit hair is a hotly debated subject on social media; Miley Cyrus, Paris Jackson, and Lourdes Maria, Madonna’s daughter, have posted pictures or appeared in public with their underarm hair on display. What's the fuzz about?

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?

Globalization, Translation and Feminism in Korea

Article
Hyun Seung Song
29/10/2018
11 minutes to read

Korea has long been a patriarchal society, whose language  itself contains a gender hierarchy. However, since western feminism was introduced to the country, a both Korean women and Korean society changed profoundly.

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#Wetoo: What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism

Paper
Ilse Ghekiere
22/01/2018
13 minutes to read

From recurring Lolita-fantasies on stage to auditioning naked and backstage power abuse; female dancers talk about the repercussions of a professional reality that celebrates unclear borders.

Gender, power and political speech. Women and language in the 2015 UK General Election (Deborah Cameron & Sylvia Shaw)

Review
Piia Varis
08/03/2017
4 minutes to read

Gender, Power and Political Speech is not only important but enjoyable reading, says Piia Varis.

Playboy without nudes

Paper
Julie Peters
23/02/2017
17 minutes to read

What happened to Playboy? This paper explores how the removal of nude images from Playboy demonstrated changing masculinities in contemporary postfeminist media culture and the implications for gender politics in the digital age.

Playboy's Postfeminism Problem

Column
Julie Peters
14/11/2018
4 minutes to read

Playboy is trying its hand at the feminism debate, but it is a hollow attempt.

We moeten allemaal feminist zijn

Paper
Iris Cuppen
30/05/2017
20 minutes to read

In dit essay wordt onderzocht hoe Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie zich als schrijver en publieke intellectueel mengt in het debat over het hedendaagse feminisme. 

Doutzen: Hollands trots

Article
Iris Cuppen
18/11/2016
7 minutes to read

Doutzen Kroes is niet enkel een lingeriemodel, ze is ook voor velen een rolmodel. Wat zegt dit over onze samenleving? Een scherp artikel van Iris Cuppen.