Confidence, Feminism

You cannot choose when to be a feminist

Ed Westwick, my Chuck Bass crush, is accused of rape. By two women at the moment when I am writing this article. And this is precisely the point when I realized how difficult feminism can be. As long as it was someone older, less handsome, in a “power position”, it was certainly very easy to say “Well, why would she…

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3 quickies, Confidence, Feminism

3 things you should never doubt

Doubting ourselves is part of our lives. It can be about something as big as our life-choices and something as small as whether or not to post a picture on instagram. “Is this really the right study field for me? Do I look cute enough on this picture?” I personally think that doubt is harder on us women. Sure, I…

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Confidence, Feminism

Empower yourself – remember these 3 things!

Women are often exposed to judgement – by our peers, people near to us and ourselves. While the judgement for sure can be positive and negative, it all influences our decisions and feelings – what we wear, how we express ourselves, often even how confident we feel about ourselves. But is that really necessary? No, definitely not. Judgment, in form…

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Balance, Feminism

The #metoo movement

I do consider myself a feminist – so of course the #metoo movement, the movement asking women to raise awareness to the frequency of sexual harassment and assaults, is something I would like to comment on. On the first glance, it’s a great movement. But unfortunately, to everything good there is also always a negative/difficult side. What is positive about…

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Confidence, Feminism

Person: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a feminist and black-issues writer and was born in Nigeria. She still often returns there and therefore divides her time between America and Nigeria. She was called, according to her own account, a feminist by a close friend, already by the age of 14. Two of her best known novels are “Purple Hibiscus” and “Half a…

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Confidence, Feminism

Shouldn’t we be our greatest allies?

Why women feel the need to compete with each other, always, I do not know. I guess that it has evolutionary causes. Back when we had to fight for the best man, when being with the right partner was about our survival and the safety of our children, when our life was actually in danger if we were alone, it…

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