Gender

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Why you should think twice before getting your kid Batman toys

Column
Jules van Iperen
28/11/2018
6 minutes to read

By making us sympathize with billionaire Batman, the superhero genre does a marvelous job in legitimizing powerful neoliberal politicians and American hegemony.

Jair Bolsonaro

Big Man politics 2.0

Column
Jan Blommaert
22/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Big Man politics used to be an exotic and marginal phenomenon, but algoritmic populists such as Bolsonaro, Trump, Orbán and others made it one of the dominant formats of 21st century power.

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Reggae Geel 2018: homofobie, Trump en obsceniteiten.

Column
SoliDE Werkgroep
11/07/2018
7 minutes to read

Reggae Geel programmeert dit jaar opnieuw een homofobe headliner. Na de annulering van Sizzla in 2016 onderzoeken we hoe dit kon gebeuren en waarom we de noodzaak voelden te reageren.

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. 

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Eurovision 2018: Cowboys, Geisha’s and Metoo

Article
Inge van de Ven
15/05/2018
7 minutes to read

The Eurovision finale last Saturday sparked controversy regarding cultural appropriation by the winner. The online reception of this event is very revealing with respect to the politics of representation of our time.

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#BodyPositive: Disrupting Normativity Online

Article
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.