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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essay, feminism, trauma

Narcissism in Art

“Understanding both sides”: empathy or cruelty?                                 Waking up on the 25th November, Domestic Violence Awareness Day, and upon seeing all of the usual Facebook posts about people telling women “they are not alone”, that support exists, that violence is not tolerated, I sighed. Women are alone. But then I thought of it, and everyone […]

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feminism, mental health, sexualities

Stigma on non-monosexual identities

PODCAST LINK What are biphobia, panerasure and monosexism? Bi and pansexuality are both a non-monosexual identity, and seem very similar. Even bi/pansexuals seem to use the labels freely depending on the situation. But there are some differences, mainly in terms of stigma and prejudices. The stigma on non-monosexual identities is more severe than on lesbian/gay […]

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essay, feminism, gender, sexualities

The problem with ‘comphet’

ESSAY Reading time: 20minAuthor: Evelien Feys This essay was written in response to this post about ‘comphet’. ‘Comphet’ is a contraction of ‘compulsory heterosexuality’. In contemporary (mostly online) discourse, it refers to the idea that heterosexuality is so self-evident and expected that lesbians can be convinced that they are actually into men. These women are […]

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decolonisation, feminism, LGBTQ+

Feminist reading groups

The past months many feminist book clubs and reading groups went online or were created to connect with each other through discussion of feminist topics. Here is an overview of English and Dutch feminist reading groups that will continue online the coming months. [MM] Feminist online book clubs and reading groups Feminist Society KU Leuven […]

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ecofeminism, feminism

Bang van ecofeminisme?

Deze column is ook te vinden in de eerste editie van Spijker, een nieuw online feministisch magazine dat volledig gratis toegankelijk is. Met hun magazine willen ze lezers bewust maken van het actuele belang van gendergelijkheid en de voordelen van feminisme. *** Bang van ecofeminisme “Nee, feminisme moet zich enkel bezighouden met de rechten van […]

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