Whenever violence against women is discussed, someone inevitably asks, “but what about men?” This ‘whataboutery’ is usually directed solely towards those who speak out on typically women’s issues and ironically proves the importance of focusing on this particular form of violence.
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.
Raisa Galea, Andrea Dibben and David Zammit reflect on the abortion debate in Malta.
Raisa Galea talks to Mario Vella, the frontman of cult band Brikkuni, about his alleged aversion to feminism, #metoo movement and gender equality.
The perfect, romanticised version of motherhood—the ‘motherhood myth’—needs to be dismantled. Women who are childless by choice are controversial, but women who regret motherhood…? This is the ultimate taboo.
Appreciating care work is one of the best ways of achieving social equality between men and women.