Influential relationships between language, gender and society

My name is Alba Biosca and I am the WAVE Youth Ambassador in Spain. Although I am currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I previously completed a year of Philology, where I spent much of my time learning about Sociolinguistics, and especially the differences between women and men while speaking. I was also …

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Inspiring Thursday: The US Women’s National Soccer Team

On July 7, 2019, the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) won their fourth World Cup title, 2-0, against The Netherlands in Lyon, France. The team, which has also won four Olympic gold medals and eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, is inspirational not only for its work on the field but, just as importantly, for …

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On Anger and Feminism

The words “angry” and “feminist” are often lumped together as a derogation of a supposedly radical group arguing for ‘feminine domination.’ It gets flung as an insult and aims to aggravate the accused. As feminists, we must repurpose this intended insult, this deliberate misunderstanding of our cause — which is one of passion, fairness and …

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Inspiring Thursday: Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft begins her most celebrated work, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, with a disclaimer: “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of […] viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.” While academic and social …

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Inspiring Thursday: Carola Rackete

31-year-old German national Carola Rackete made headlines recently after deciding to bring her ship carrying 40 migrants into Italian waters without authorization. She was arrested by Italian authorities on June 27, 2019 after docking the ship, Sea Watch 3, owned by a German NGO, in Lampedusa. Rackete cited her reasoning behind the decision, saying that …

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Inspiring Thursday: Naomi Klein

When it comes to climate change, women are bearing the brunt of the crisis — from floods, to droughts, to food shortages. Women are disproportionately impoverished and make up practically all unpaid care work — in other words, when climate disasters strike, disadvantaged women have no mobility and no economic resources to evacuate affected areas …

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