Equality


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. […]


Is language discrimination still a thing? 

We are in 2020 and, thankfully, in the past few decades more and more people have been drawing more attention to the problem of various kinds of discrimination. Citizens of the world slowly develop an understanding that we are all different, and that it is for our own sake to […]


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 […]


StandUp4HumanRights on Human Rights day and any other day of the year

On December 10th, the citizens of the world celebrate Human Rights Day. On this day people commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. In these 71 years, the people of Europe have got used to the idea that […]


When men talk about no woman’s land

Dear men, You will find numerous letters from feminists addressed to men out there, but this was never supposed to be one of them. First, I want to apologize to those of you who want to fight for gender equality but do not know how. Who do not identify with […]


We should all be feminists! Or how to ride the fourth wave… 1

With the International Women’s Day on March 8 just around the corner I would like to encourage you all to think about what feminism actually means to you. To you personally, to you within your social and cultural sphere as well as to you as far as you daily communication and […]


Confessions of a bad feminist

“We have this tendency to put visible feminists on a pedestal. We expect them to pose perfectly. When they disappoint us, we gleefully knock them from the very pedestal we put them on…Many women, particularly groundbreaking women and industry leaders, are afraid to be labeled as feminists. They’re afraid to […]


A king in one country, a servant in another

  “It has become common knowledge to know that if you move to a western country, chances are that you are not going to get a job in the same area [as you are educated in].” – Jackie Ochieng “When I came here, I couldn’t find a job in my […]