I found this book in a reading group for liberal women. I didn't manage to go to the book discussion, but as female anger is rising or at least showing more and my first reaction to it was ambivalent, I had to read it. Rebecca Traister examines the consequences of women’s anger. She narrates a… Continue reading Review of Good and Mad – The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister
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
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
Education is necessary – Development Education
Since I 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 the last sentence like this as well: Since I left Germany and the privileged circle I was integrated in, I… Continue reading Education is necessary – Development Education
Abortion: Is it about protecting those poor souls who don’t have a voice or is it patriarchy?
I’m not sure I should advertise this article, because there’s so many things that are obviously wrong with it. Can you perceive that a pro-lifer is trying to make a point by saying, “The right to choose reinforces patriarchy?” So, because women claim autonomy over their bodies (as men do and have done for ages),… Continue reading Abortion: Is it about protecting those poor souls who don’t have a voice or is it patriarchy?