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Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
In the second of a series four articles, Sian Norris explores how Spiked writers make it impossible for feminists to raise issues of misogyny and double-standards by claiming that women play the “sexism card” to avoid accountability.
Nataša Vajagić
Nataša Vajagić NewsMavens, Europe
Sexism is all too often viewed as an appropriate marketing tool by Croatian media and advertisers. But now a group of activists have come up with a great way to prove them wrong using both social media and the law.
Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
Despite suspicions of mental illness, an Italian woman who killed herself and her twins was branded an “uncaring mother” by the Italian press.
Magdalena Środa
Magdalena Środa Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Oscar-nominated film director Agnieszka Holland discusses gender equality, #MeToo, and the importance of protesting for gender equality.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Spiked, a UK-based magazine, claims to defend freedom of speech but their misrepresentation of feminism undermine women’s freedoms. Now there are questions about how their defense of hate speech dovetails with the “intent” of a right wing US backer.
Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
Serbian journalist Tomislav Tomo Lovreković published an anti-feminist article entitled “A year passes without an orgasm in sight!". In it, he claims feminists are women “who nobody wants to have sex with."
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
A woman in a vegetative state is raped and becomes pregnant. However, some Polish media sites have questions about that.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Let’s consider ourselves prepared on topics related to motivation or self-discipline. Instead, let's spend that energy on learning more, becoming better at what we do, and helping the men around us see how unreal the playing field is.
Olena Churanova
Olena Churanova NewsMavens, Europe
Men's magazines are a well-known source of stereotypes and sexism. But an article instructing men on how to fight a woman is a whole new level.
Dialekti Angeli
Dialekti Angeli NewsMavens, Greece
Angelina Petrou and Eleni Topaloudi were both murdered for resisting the demands of men. Despite recognition of the phenomenon of femicide, news outlets in Greece continue to sensationalize this type of violence and obscure the facts.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Poland has two explanations for the tragic death of Paweł Adamowicz. And some are saying that his assassination could be a black swan event that shakes Poland awake from its angry charge towards civil unrest.
Aleksandra Zbroja
Aleksandra Zbroja Wysokie Obcasy, Global
"In the course of one meeting, where fifteen men and I were invited, someone asked when I was going to start taking notes. They assumed I was a secretary, and not a participant in the discussion"-- an interview with French architect Odile Decq.
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatian campaigners against the ratification of the Istanbul Convention tried to present it as an attempt to "save the debunked gender ideology”.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Recent scandals around Facebook have knocked Sheryl Sandberg off both her business and feminist pedestals. Can we wave goodbye to her Lean In strategy without making her pay double for failing?
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Have you heard that California has banned the words “mom” and “dad” from its public schools? Or that the same “danger” is looming over Europe?
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
While eating more fruit or trying to be more relaxed are commendable efforts, they are not “methods for breast enlargement”.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
A new bill would limit in vitro fertilization to married couples only. How does that really compare to other European countries?
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
There are plenty of reasons to talk about the media as an industry in crisis. Business models are eroding, political pressures on journalists are increasing, and the need for cultural transformation puts newsrooms under severe strain.
Nataša Vajagić
Nataša Vajagić NewsMavens, Europe
Praising men for doing any tiny task in the household is diminishing to both men and women.
Paulina Reiter
Paulina Reiter Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Convinced that our body should look perfect we persistently look for flaws, like spots or cellulite. But each of us has only one entirely exceptional body and we should be proud of it -- an interview with a Polish psychologist and psychotherapist.
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