feminism, neurodiversity, trauma

Ableist micro-aggressions

How to be an ally to an autistic person (part 1) Autism is a neurological difference. It’s a lifelong developmental disability that is different for each autistic individual. It is estimated that about one in 160 people is autistic, though numbers differ highly as not every autistic individual has an official diagnosis.[1] Support for our […]

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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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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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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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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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