Gender

Women being watched by cameras

Women and online privacy: Understanding the privacy paradox

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
07/09/2020
9 minutes to read

Women find themselves at a crossroads where their online presence could lead to empowerment or to added scrutiny. What is the privacy paradox and what happens to women when they face it?

Elena Ferrante’s Disappearing Act

Column
Inge van de Ven
07/09/2020
7 minutes to read

Good news for Elena Ferrante’s fans. The mysterious Italian bestseller author’s last and eighth novel, The Lying Life of Adults, is now available in book stores all over the world.

Challenging sexual objectification through 100 vulvas

Paper
Mijke Akkermans
20/01/2020
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.

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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. 

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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. 

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.