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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Uncategorized

Vacancy volunteer manager at UNDIVIDED for KU Leuven

(English below) Vacature vrijwilligersmanager(jobstudent, 8u/week) Voor de positie van vrijwilligersmanager zijn wij op zoek naar een gedreven people manager met sterke sociale en analytische vaardigheden. UNDIVIDED for KU Leuven UNDIVIDED is een onafhankelijk diversiteitsplatform van en voor studenten verbonden aan KU Leuven. Het is een model waarbij studenten, verenigingen en personeel samen werken aan een […]

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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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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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decolonisation, racism

Do Black lives still matter on December 6th?

In June 2020, after yet another senseless killing of an African American man at the hands of the state, many streets in the world were filled with people protesting the structural and institutional discrimination and racism against Black people and People of Colour around the world. Some of those streets were in Belgium.  In June […]

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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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#JusticeForSanda: Open brief aan Rector Luc Sels

Geachte rector Luc Sels Op 26 juli 2020 lazen we met verbazing en walging de reconstructie van de laatste uren van KU Leuven student, Sanda Dia, tijdens de fatale studentendoop in december 2018. We waren vol ongeloof bij het lezen van de feiten: studenten die een medestudent urenlang op dergelijke wijze konden folteren. Maar wat […]

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