Isn’t free and equal education for all the bastion of equal opportunity? Not if the education system segregates children according to the thickness of their parents’ wallets.
‘Militant Feminist’: the Straw Woman, or Battles with a Feminist You Never Met
Feminism needs ambition to achieve change, but for the sake of appearing ‘nice’ and non-threatening, activists have to dedicate much effort and emotional labour to soothing their critics’ fears.
MeTooEP: Rooting Out Sexual Harassment in the European Parliament
The political sphere has also been a focal point of sexual harassment allegations, and in the European Parliament, a group of young feminists are determined to fight back.
Mass Panic, Public Health and the Economy: How the Coronavirus Scare Exposed Our Wrong Priorities
A selective approach to self-quarantine is another inconsistency the coronavirus scare has exposed. If the virus really is as threatening as the media portrays it (although it is not), then what about tourists?
Fitness and Its Discontents: The Pursuit of the High-Status Body as Therapy. Part 1.
We live in a culture that tends to define the self in accordance to the status of its body and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. The corporal self-identity of contemporary times frequently goes under the name of ‘fitness’. It is a measure of aptitude for life in consumer culture and a service economy.
Queues and Empty Shelves Reveal Our Fear of an Uncertain Future
Deep down, everyone embarking on a panicked shopping spree harboured no illusion about the time and place they inhabit. They simply understood that, in a society where nobody cares about the needs of others, their security is their own concern.
Can Malta Become Carbon Neutral by 2030?
Governments, present and future, should be obliged to act on the declared climate emergency and the ecological crisis facing us, which is an emergency indeed.
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