essay, feminism, mental health, racism, trauma

Collective responsibility

An essay by a philosophy student. I’ve always been very interested in collective responsibility. I spent my days last summer reading about transformational justice, both as a response to mass incarceration as well as to (sexual) abuse.  I was hoping that that in some of my philosophy courses we would use history and theories to […]

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LGBTQ+, mental health, sexualities

Asexuality

In the previous article on asexuality, this often invisible and misunderstood sexuality has been explained. If you don’t know a lot about asexuality already, make sure to read that article first! Now, we’ll go a bit more in-depth into the misconceptions that come along with the invisibility of asexuality. This invisibility is being fed by […]

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feminism, LGBTQ+, poetry, sexualities, trauma

Lgbtqiap+

You don’t like all those labels and flags. You find it extremely overflowing. It makes you roll your eyes. You don’t understand why I cry because of what you say. You say I can just be a U, unique. Everybody can be a U. You say I don’t need labelling to be myself. You say […]

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feminism, trauma

Open Letter to the Vice-Rector

In this post we included a shortened version of the open letter. The full version can be found through this link. An Open Letter to the Vice-Rector of Student Affairs Dear. Professor Feys, We, as UNDIVIDED, are writing to you because we are concerned that there is a severe problem regarding KU Leuven’s approach to […]

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feminism, trauma

#TryHarder Leuven

Launching #TryHarder Leuven Campaign Violence, sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying are ubiquitous phenomena in every social setting. Universities are no exception to this rule, and neither is the KU Leuven. However, they often fail to address these issues. UNDIVIDED received multiple stories about KU Leuven failing to address acts of unacceptable behaviour, such as sexual […]

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feminism, review

Márta Mészáros – NINE MONTHS

TRIGGER WARNING. This film analysis deals partly with consent and its negative in the sexual sphere. The last thing I want to do, is to bring discomfort by claiming potentially unjustified generalisations about consent. Therefore, I want to emphasise that the content of this analysis comes from my own perspective and I am very open […]

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essay, feminism

Conversations with Helga

FEMINIST ESSAY [English – Nederlands] Conversations with Helga As I am looking in the mirror, something looks back. Staring at me with a determined look in its eye. It is breathing in and out fast. Pushing neck and shoulders up towards the sky and flexing a humble set of biceps. With a little bit of […]

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sexualities

The Spectrum of Asexuality

Asexuality is an underrecognized sexual minority. There is a serious lack of both awareness and acceptance of asexual identities by the general public. What is asexuality actually and how does it differ from celibacy? How do asexual people function in a hyper-sexualized Western society? The lack of research on asexuality fosters the stigmatization of asexual […]

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essay, feminism, mental health, trauma

Borderline Personality Disorder: Inside My Mind

“I lost my goddamn mind…it happens all the time.” – Falling in Reverse, The drug in me is reimagined. So, borderline personality disorder. Commonly known as BPD, often confused with bipolar disorder (also commonly known as manic depression). I only know about bipolars in a superficial psychology level, but I know for sure that one […]

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essay, feminism, neurodiversity

Unlimited uncontrollable empathy

(Nederlands – English) There is an English translation below. Deze column verscheen eerder in de tweede editie van Spijker magazine. Een online gratis feministisch tijdschrift dat werkt op basis van vrijwilligers. Onbegrensde oncontroleerbare empathie Ik ben autistisch, altijd al geweest maar relatief recent gediagnosticeerd. Er zijn veel vervelende dingen die mensen zeggen als je ‘uit […]

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