How Slovakia tried to cure homosexuality in the 80s
Not many people have opened up about it publicly. One of them is Roman Dulgero, who was hospitalized at a psychiatry department in the 80s, and underwent therapy for homosexuality.
13 Nov 2017
Belgium discusses euthanasia for the mentally ill
There is a clash between defenders and opponents of this idea. They argue about whether hopeless suffering is subjective, and ask -- can we decide whose suffering is unbearable enough?
9 Nov 2017
Gender inequality could be killing Polish men
A recent article in Gazeta Wyborcza looked at suicide rates in Poland -- the second highest in the European Union behind Lithuania and the 15th highest in the world -- and suggested gender equality could save the lives of thousands of men.
18 Oct 2017
Teaching teachers about body shaming
Can teachers remark on a child's body weight? The line between concern and shaming is sparking a heated deabte in Slovakia.
16 Oct 2017
Estonia's unfaced drug problem
Estonians have gotten used to witnessing various odd behaviors in public spaces, like incessant scratching, a common withdrawal symptom.
6 Oct 2017
Growing a space for male victims of domestic abuse
Faced with the prospect of ridicule or disbelief, the majority of abused men are afraid to talk about the violence inflicted by their partners. Many have been conditioned never to use violence against women, even in self-defense.
3 Oct 2017
What Europeans can learn from the body positive yoga scene in America
Fat people were always told that there was only a certain kind of physical activity that they could do and that every sport they try is tied to weight loss.
28 Sep 2017
Self-deprecation at work -- harmless fun or more harm than good?
Highlighting our professional insecurities could be more damaging in the long term than that quick laugh is worth
25 Sep 2017