culture


Generation equality: female representation in academia

March heralds the beginning of a new semester for students in Austria, where we trade leisure activities for lecture halls and library desks. For me and others, this will be the last six months of our degrees, when we will scramble to complete theses, papers, presentations, while at the same […]


Celebrating Women

When we think about feminism, we tend to focus on the things we have no yet achieved We think of the gender pay gap, the pervasive nature of rape culture or the unfair treatment of women in the workplace. There are countless problems that fourth-wave feminism still needs to address. […]


Femonationalism: Women’s rights for whom?

Although our societies are ever changing with an increasing number of women in positions of power and leadership, women are still underrepresented and more work needs to be done. Our world’s most respected institutions, such as the United Nations (UN), have put women empowerment up on their agenda. In fact, one […]


Social Justice and the Power of Connotation 2

What is social justice? Well, most importantly, it is a term that has become rather controversial. So controversial, in fact, that when you search for it online, the first three pages of results are filled with definitions by different organisations. In the beginning, “social justice” referred mostly to an economic […]


Istanbul intrigue, high drama and how Turkish TV took over Latin America

Did you know that the Turkish TV industry is the second-largest exporter of TV content in the world, after the US? ‘But I’ve never seen any Turkish series!’ you might say, if, like me, you come from an English-speaking background and were never exposed to the glitz, glamour and drama […]


Modern dating, a blessing or a curse?

Modern dating has not only changed our rules but it is an entirely new game.  If you are dating in the modern day, it is complicated. In the time of endless options, it is likely that you’ve found love, sex or intimacy online. Infact, regardless of whether we are in […]


How to compliment a woman in the 21st century

Remember those ugly days in history when a woman’s only value was her beauty? Fast forward to 2019… and we still didn’t get more creative in the way we compliment women: “You’re beautiful” is still the most common compliment women get all around the world. So? What’s wrong with that? […]


Why you haven’t achieved your goals this year – and how you will in 2019 1

The year 2018 has come to an end. Looking back, how do you feel? Have you achieved your goals? What goals? Let me help you remember. Have you lost those 5 kilograms you promised yourself you would? Have you quit smoking? Have you gone out more often and made new friends? […]