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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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, mental health, sexualities

Pansexuality: fluidity, stigma and mental health

Time to read: 10 min.Author: Maysa Mariposa. Podcast version Pansexuality: fluidity, stigma and mental health What is pansexuality? What does it mean? What are the prejudices and stigmatic beliefs about people who define themselves as pansexual? And what are the consequences of (interiorized) stigma on their mental and sexual health? Pansexuality is a little known, […]

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decolonisation, essay, gender

Where are the female professors?

Auteur: Maysa MariposaLeestijd: ca. 10 min. OPINION OF THE AUTHOR – UNDIVIDED is not responsible for author’s opinions. Nederlands onderaan. ESSAY Author: Maysa MariposaReading time: ca. 10 min. My goal this semester was to only choose electives with female or non-white professors. I felt quite done with all those white, cis-male, neurotypical professors that are […]

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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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ally campaign, gender, LGBTQ+

How To Be An Ally To the +

Author: Evelien Feys.Time: 10 min You have probably noticed that in many forms of the acronym, be it LGBT+, LGBTQ+ or LGBTQIA+, there is a ‘+’ at the end of it. This post will give you some more information on why people put it there and what it can mean. So what does the + […]

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gender

Equal opportunity in academia: can we count on quota?

Institutions of higher education in Belgium and in the rest of the world still grapple with achieving gender equity. According to official KU Leuven statistics, as of December 2019, 30% of Senior Academic Staff within KU Leuven were women. KU Leuven has since reiterated its commitment to improving its gender policy. But what is the current […]

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