Informational, Opinion, Rant

Himpathy

Himpathy. It’a a blend of him and sympathy, and it basically means inappropriate sympathy for a male sexual predator. In times of #metoo Kate Manne coined this term to describe the disproportionate sympathy powerful men receive over their less powerful female victims. There’s an infinite amount of examples out there: Brett Kavanaugh, Harvey Weinstein, but… Continue reading Himpathy

Informational, Opinion

Immigration – Make America white again

Immigration has been a big topic in most Western countries in recent years, but also really in the past. War, poverty, oppression and violence are reasons for people to leave their homes. It’s usually not when war breaks out that they decide to leave. When violence gets so close that it starts being a real… Continue reading Immigration – Make America white again

Informational, Opinion, Supportive

Education is necessary – Development Education

Since I’ve left Germany, where education is mostly free and the general view is that everyone should have access to it, I started experiencing what happens when that’s not the case. I could have written this as well: Since I left Germany and the privileged circle I was integrated in, I started… In the UK… Continue reading Education is necessary – Development Education

Informational, Opinion

The case of/for Shamima Begum

I’ve been thinking about this for almost a week now. To be honest, even longer than that, but Shamima’s little boy’s death touched and pained me even more. How do you write about this case without getting too emotional? When I think about the response to the loss of Shamima’s third child, it makes me… Continue reading The case of/for Shamima Begum

Experience, Informational, Opinion

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and her roar for liberty

Imagine you were born a Muslim. Imagine, you renounced Islam. You don’t live in Germany, nor in the UK. You don’t even live in the US or another secular country. You live in Saudi Arabia, where renouncing Islam can cost your life. What would you do? Would you say it out loud? Really? You would,… Continue reading Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and her roar for liberty