Feminism

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Why has Cultural Marxism become the enemy?

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Jan Blommaert
22/11/2018
13 minutes to read

Cultural Marxism is blamed for "globalism" and its discontents. Perhaps exploring globalization can be an alternative for this deeply flawed conspiracy theory.

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

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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.

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#BodyPositive: Disrupting Normativity Online

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Victoria Mohr
08/11/2018
11 minutes to read

#bodypositive has been used by more than 4 million users on Instagram. This paper uses a Foucauldian lens to explore how body positive Instagrammers counter normative discourses of the body in western societies. 

Body politics

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Obsession with one’s body is often part of growing up. The unspoken question is here: which standard are we trying to apply to ourselves?

How vaginal trends discipline the body

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Gabriela de la Vega
26/03/2018
4 minutes to read

'Vajacials', wasp nests, and glitter are only some of the numerous vaginal trends out there. It seems like there is a never-ending need to change and enhance the female body and what does that say about the way in which women are perceived?