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Anna Pamuła
Anna Pamuła Wysokie Obcasy, Global
I fight for women’s rights because...if things are so good for men, why would they change things on their own?
Nataša Vajagić
Nataša Vajagić NewsMavens, Europe
If you’re a woman, not even a political career spanning decades can spare you from being treated like a beauty pageant contestant.
Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
Following controversial remarks by two Italian sports figures, February 17 was dubbed “sexist Sunday” on Italian Twitter -- and Monday wasn’t so great either.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
In Vienna, you will pay a fine for defending yourselves against a rapist, according to claims by a Polish nationalist news site that reports on sexual violence only when the suspected attackers are immigrants.
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Does your body “retain the DNA” of every man you’ve had sex with? No. No it does not.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
Polish right-wing media and NGOs have been accusing the largest Polish scouting organization of “LGBT propaganda”, and have even asked the country’s president to “intervene” in the matter.
Lydia Morrish
Lydia Morrish NewsMavens, United Kingdom
Being "brokenhearted" is no excuse for violent behavior.
Włodzimierz Nowak
Włodzimierz Nowak Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Writing is an unpleasant profession for the family, because one must separate oneself physically and mentally. A child knows its mother is in another world, even when she is sitting in the room -- an interview with Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk
Olena Churanova
Olena Churanova NewsMavens, Europe
Ukrainian presidential candidate Igor Shevchenko will be making a reality show to find his “future first lady”. The first requirements on his list are -- “legs, boobs and ass”.
Daiva Repeckaite
Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Lithuania
Most of Lithuania's high ranking politicians are men -- even when women rise in the civil service ranks, they don't get political appointments.
Nataša Vajagić
Nataša Vajagić NewsMavens, Europe
Policemen who arrest sex workers without sexually exploiting them are nothing short of heroes, according to one Croatian journalist.
Olga Wiechnik
Olga Wiechnik Wysokie Obcasy, Global
It is very easy to destroy people’s curiosity and creativity. It is important for me that people try to understand instead of criticizing. -- an interview with open hardware pioneer Limor Fried.
Lydia Morrish
Lydia Morrish NewsMavens, United Kingdom
Decades of prescriptions have incorporated a 7-day break for taking the contraceptive pill. But new guidelines contravene this practice. Were they originally prescribed in this way to please the Pope?
Karolina Sulej
Karolina Sulej Wysokie Obcasy, Global
We’re not a simple species. We focus on ourselves, not in an affirmative way, but in a masochistic one. It’s always about ourselves, and its always painful.
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
The rift between big metropolitan areas and the countryside has grown. Now the urban class is pitted against everything from deep suburbia to the last provincial backwater -- and journalism has something to do with it.
Nataša Vajagić
Nataša Vajagić NewsMavens, Europe
Reports on women in male-dominated industries are often sexist and sensationalist, focusing on their physical appearance and presenting them as exotic and delicate “flowers” among their rough male colleagues.
Olena Churanova
Olena Churanova NewsMavens, Europe
Men’s Health Russia offers advice from sex educators who aim to enlighten Russian men about this fairly taboo topic. But the articles tend to not just flirt with misogyny -- sometimes they go all the way.
Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
According to a popular blogger and author of self help books from Serbia, "Women with no children will die alone. Their dead bodies will be found only when they start to decompose and stink."
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
The final article in Sian Norris’ four part series on Spiked’s representation of feminism asks whether the magazine is hypocritical in its calls for free speech.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
In the third of a series of four articles exposing how Spiked misrepresents feminism, Sian Norris looks at its reporting of the Kavanaugh hearings, and asks if sexual harassment accusations are being used by women to terrorize men.
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