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Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
When the World Congress of Families meeting in Verona, Italy was publicly criticized, the organizers claimed that feminists and other “élites” were spreading “fake news” to discredit them.
Anabelle Costache
Anabelle Costache NewsMavens, Europe
Spanish online journal "Actuall" claims that children are “victims of feminism” and that mothers are out to “destroy the paternal figure”.
Beata Balogova
Beata Balogova NewsMavens, Europe
Why Fico and Danko describe journalists as an “aggressive gang”
Madeleine Schwartz
Madeleine Schwartz NewsMavens, Europe
The foreign policy establishment has been lamenting its death for half a century. But Atlanticism has long been a convenient myth.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Sensationalist media reporting following the death of a young woman in Switzerland have focused on the boyfriend’s defence that the death was a result of “sex game gone wrong”. This mix of sex and violence has set the tabloid press on fire.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
The significance of the teachers strike which has paralyzed the Polish school system since April 8 is far greater than the salary negotiations that triggered it.
Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
A Bosnian teacher was posting selfies on her social media accounts -- like millions of people -- then one day a local newspaper decided to publicly shame her.
Julija Ovsec
Julija Ovsec NewsMavens, Europe
According to one Slovenian journalist, women on bikes are essentially a peep show for male drivers and passers-by to enjoy.
Nataša Vajagić
Nataša Vajagić NewsMavens, Europe
How do you write about a thirteen-year-old girl pregnant with the child of a thirty-year-old man without once mentioning the word abuse?
Vera Mulder
Vera Mulder NewsMavens, Europe
Every now and then, I write about a moment I've shared with someone I didn't know personally. A moment that broke a spell or explained something elusive.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
In his inaccurate review of Caroline Criado-Perez’s “Invisible Women”, writer Toby Young seems to believe that privately-educated women don’t experience sex-based oppression.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
Teachers all over Poland are preparing for a strike on April 8 to demand higher wages and more secure jobs. The ruling party appears unwilling to meet their demands so far, but one of its members did have some advice for the protesters.
Marion Dautry
Marion Dautry NewsMavens, Europe
Who cares about French Muslim women's opinion about their choice to wear a hijab? Not the French media it seems.
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Journalism startup The Correspondent received $2.6 million in donations from its recent crowdfunding campaign -- but controversy exploded when its 40% of US backers realized that it was not going to be based out of the US.
Julia Korbik
Julia Korbik NewsMavens, Europe
Physician Kristina Hänel, 62, was sued for "promoting" abortions on her website. Today, she has become a historic figure for the legalization of abortion in Germany.
Catia Bruno
Catia Bruno NewsMavens, Europe
Maria Filomena Monica, 75, is the first Portuguese woman to receive a PhD in sociology. After leaving her husband during Portugal’s dictatorship and writing over 30 books, she has become one of the country’s most respected intellectuals.
Joe Stenson
Joe Stenson NewsMavens, Europe
Ailbhe Smyth, 72, is an Irish writer, academic and activist. For decades, she has been at the center of political campaigns to legalize divorce, same-sex marriage and the historic 2018 vote to repeal the constitutional ban on abortion.
Marion Dautry
Marion Dautry NewsMavens, Europe
Milutin Jeličić, mayor of the Serbian town of Brus, was accused of years of sexual harassment and sexual assault. When Marija Lukić, his former secretary, went on TV to tell her story, the cable provider's electricity was cut off.
Lydia Morrish
Lydia Morrish NewsMavens, United Kingdom
After a childhood of learning not to talk about periods, multitudes of girls and women across Europe are ashamed of their monthly bleeds. This only makes menstruation seem more traumatic -- like a dirty secret.
Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
A young Italian woman claims she was raped at the age of 13, but one Italian newspaper has downplayed her experience into a failed “love story”.
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