No place for the modern feminist in traditional Slovakia

By Romy Caverlé and Marijn Butter   For many years now, women rights are a big issue in Slovakia. Women in this country do not have the same rights as men and are expected to fulfill the traditional role women were told to have. So, the question is: who should be responsible for changing this conservative mindset: the government or the European Union? On 1 … Continue reading No place for the modern feminist in traditional Slovakia

“The climate crisis will turn into a climate catastrophe”

By Esmee Bakker & Elisa Vrij Following the example 16-year-old Greta Thurnberg set, scholars from all over the world are striking every Friday for better climate policy. Even though they’re legally obliged to go to school, they see this as increasingly pointless. Why study for a future, which may not be there?, they say. Katherina Schneider from Fridays for Future, the organisation that enforces this … Continue reading “The climate crisis will turn into a climate catastrophe”

”The headscarf ban on primary schools a direct attack on the religious freedom of Austrian Muslims”

Written by Naomi de Ridder & Dyonne Onyema The Austrian parliament has approved a law that forbids young girls from wearing a headscarf in primary school on the 15th of May.  According to Martina Powell (30) from Amnesty International the law is a direct assault on the religious freedom of Austrian Muslims, what makes it discrimination. In many European countries, wearing a face veils in … Continue reading ”The headscarf ban on primary schools a direct attack on the religious freedom of Austrian Muslims”

“People are starting cosmetic surgery younger and younger”

Written by Naomi de Ridder  The number of aesthetic plastic operations has increased by 10 million worldwide since 2010. The reason why are improved techniques and the popularity of social media, says Doctor Gokoel.  Around 23 million cosmetic surgeries are performed every year worldwide, according to a rapport of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Since 2010 the number of operations has dramatically increased. … Continue reading “People are starting cosmetic surgery younger and younger”

“Playing records is like buying a new pair of shoes”

Written by Lindsey Maycock Since Spotify was created in 2006, music has been easier to listen to than ever. The website now has over 96 million users who pay a monthly fee to be able to access almost any song by any artist. However, the record industry has been growing every year since 2001 and is even popular with the younger generation. Some people feel … Continue reading “Playing records is like buying a new pair of shoes”

25 revolutionairy songs you should listen to- including a top 5 by five Dutch changemakers

Written by Charisa Chedie Aretha Franklin, 2Pac, Kendrick Lamar or John Coltrane: here are 25 songs to put you in the right activism mood. But before you press play, please take a moment to look at our top 5 curated by five Dutch changemakers. #1. This is America – Childish Gambino By Jenny Janssen, co-founder of NO THANKS! an organization creating awareness for sexual intimidation … Continue reading 25 revolutionairy songs you should listen to- including a top 5 by five Dutch changemakers

Music keeps you open minded

Written by Marijn Butter   Name: David Jansen Age: 21 years old City: Amsterdam Study: Cultural and Social education Music: Singer and songwriter (Debski) and lead singer of the rock band ‘The Strip’ “The meaning but mostly the purpose of music is very important in our society nowadays. I think music helps people in many ways. It offers people support, it helps people reflect on their own acts and it … Continue reading Music keeps you open minded