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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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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gender, LGBTQ+

Opinion: “Can straight actors play LGBT roles?”

There has been some controversy surrounding the question whether straight actors can or should play LGBT roles. The answers have been very short and very simple: usually it’s something along the lines of “yes, it is called acting”. But this question is actually a very complex one, and sassy one-liners really don’t do the job […]

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