“Buy, Buy, Baby”: the Commercialisation of International Women’s Day

‘Buy, Buy, Baby’: the Commercialisation of International Women’s Day March 13, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Friday, March 8, was International Women’s Day 2019. If the slew of Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram photos and shared articles hadn’t already caught my attention, there was also an email from Flixbus (the coach company) addressed, “To all the strong, […]

Amsterdam Exhibition Examines Femininity in the Modern World

  New Femininity #3, ongoing at Melkweg until March 10, is an exhibition focused on answering the questions of what it means to be a woman and feel feminine in modern society. Its organizer, ‘Curated by GIRLS’, is a platform based in Berlin that gathers international artists focused on the same goal: gender equality. The […]

Is Feminism Evolving Into Extremism?

Feminism is the worthy ideal of equality between men and women. However, it seems that some people from our society don’t understand this simple definition. Attaining “equality” means fairness for all – but those extreme modern feminists have seemingly redefined feminism into a belief that women must have more rights than men. Self-declared feminists go […]

Is the #MeToo Movement Transforming into a Gender War?

When I read Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale in high school, I complained to my English teacher that, besides being really badly written, the novel was completely unrealistic. I explained to her that “this stuff just doesn’t happen – a society cannot transform like that overnight.” Little did I know that in the six years […]