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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.