Gender

Challenging sexual objectification through 100 vulvas

Paper
Mijke Akkermans
15/01/2020
13 minutes to read

This paper addresses the phenomenon of women's sexual objectification in contemporary society, explored through Dodsworth's feminist artistic project and documentary 100 Vaginas (2019) and informed by Nussbaum's sexual objectification theory.

female armpit hair, normativity, foucault, body politics, discrimination,

Gabriela de la Vega on Female Armpit Hair - Babylon is Burning

Video
The Editors
17/11/2019

Visible Female armpit hair stirs emotions and feeds online hypes and debates.  Gabriela de la Vega started her research into female armpit hair by questioning the normality of 'shaving body hair' as a woman. 

Rita Kothari

Diggit profile: Rita Kothari

Interview
Jan Blommaert
09/01/2020

Rita Kothari is one of India's most prominent translators and female public intellectuals. In this Diggit profile, she talks about her work and how it speaks to the complexities of contemporary India. 

gender bending queer party, safe space, queer,

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. 

How ContraPoints commands the YouTube Stage

Article
Inge van de Ven
28/10/2019
11 minutes to read

Inge van de Ven examines YouTube vlogger ContraPoints as a public intellectual in the context of strategies of self-representation in the attention economy. 

what is the self proclaimed 'art hoe'?

The whitewashing of the 'art hoe' movement

Article
Marieke Weeda
13/01/2020
10 minutes to read

This article explores how the art hoe movement, meant as a space of creative expression for PoC (People of Colour) artists, got whitewashed into a mere aesthetic disconnected from its origins.

menstrual activism, feminism, cup

Bloody amazing, this menstrual activism

Column
Mijke Akkermans
17/09/2019
4 minutes to read

The necessity of the powerful practice of menstrual activism is deliniated in this column, which discusses its development and achievements, a personal opinion on its influence and its presence in the contemporary artistic sphere.