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Postfeminism and veiling, story of an unhappy marriage: Conceptualising veiling through postfeminism.

Despite the appeal to freedom and progress, veiling is an archaic, cumbersome and misogynist practice. This essay aims not only to untangle contemporary faux-feminist discourse but also put forward a new way to conceptualise the headscarf, understanding its role within a culture of male violence.

Advertising and the consumption of women: How sexist images in advertising have become sexualised

This presentation was given during the ‘Acting against sexist advertisement in public spaces’ panel in the European Parliament in Brussels on the 6th of March 2019. The panel was part of the wider event ‘S&D Gender Equality Youth Forum’. The speech has been edited with minor modifications and additions. A picture is worth a thousand… Continue reading Advertising and the consumption of women: How sexist images in advertising have become sexualised

Devenir un stéréotype

Les stéréotypes féminins sont présentés comme immuables, à tel point qu'ils ont été confondus avec la féminité elle-même. Cet aspect est d’autant plus évident dans la langue française où elle n’y a plus de distinction entre féminité entendue comme l’être femme et féminité comprise comme paillettes et maquillage. Le sens neutre de « féminité » qui serait tout simplement « propre à une femme » est totalement perdu.

Cassandra’s Resolutions for the New Year

we need to develop a feminist understanding of time. Indeed, the first specificity of women’s condition, compared to that of other male and female oppressed groups, is that the atrocities men commit against us are not historicised. We hear ‘prostitution has always existed’, ‘rape has always existed’. We are made to understand that male violence is like God: it never began so it can never end. Obviously, that's a lie.