Salome Lixl


About Salome Lixl

..currently I'm studying at the University of Vienna trying to strengthen my abilities and to find my passions. A way to implement this is writing.


colorism – another bias that contributes to social inequality

Lets start this article with a little flashback in history: The Paper Bag Test The test is a form of racial discrimination, which compared an individual’s skin tone to the colour of a brown paper bag. It discriminated those whose skin was darker than the brown paper bag by holding […]


A kiss with a fist – about domestic violence and art

Due to the World Women’s Day on March 8, the whole month seems to be under the theme of emancipation, women and feminism. The perfect opportunity to highlight an extraordinary female photographer – Nan Goldin – who in turn places a very important and sensible topic in the foreground: domestic […]


Amour – a movie recommendation

— A door is broken down. Policemen rush into an apartment and discover the corpse of an elderly woman whose head is surrounded by flowers. The word “Amour” then fills the screen and there is an extended flashback to the preceding months. — The movie What might look like a tragic […]


The urgency of intersectionality

Now, more than ever, it seems necessary to lay out the importance of adopting an intersectional perspective in order to face reality biases and discriminations. We’ll look at discrimination a little more closely: A black, Jewish woman may, for instance, experience discrimination on the grounds of her race, religion and gender. This […]


How to counteract climate change

“(…) Combatting climate change by capturing carbon isn’t just about saving a polar bear or a glacier. It’s about saving human lives.” – Jennifer Wilcox As fossil fuel consumption increases relentlessly, global greenhouse gas emissions also continue to rise. According to several estimates, a person  produces more than 20 tons […]


About blue lights and suicide

Red makes the heart beat faster. You will often find these and other claims made for the effect of different colors on the human mind and body. In addition to such common claims, the physiological mechanisms underlying human color and light perception have been known for some time. But it […]


Rethinking heterosexuality

Ideas and words are in most cases products of their time. Definitions are still evolving and always changing. Think about labels, cultural value, prescriptions, etc. Associations and categorizations help us put things into relation or to communicate without the need to question everything that has been said. But there are […]


An insight into the future

Imagine you are a tourist: strolling around, looking at all those impressive sights and enjoying the wonderful scenary. Beautiful, isn’t it? But, what if you could have more in that same view? Something that is not reality, something that is beyond reality, additional to reality, something that is augmented reality…? […]


Fashion:
the faster – the better?

1133 garment workers were killed and over 2400 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013. Well-known fashion retail companies such as C&A, Mango, Primark, and Kik  produced articles in this complex. Even though cracks on the ceiling were noticed just moments before the caving-in, supervisors […]