In dealings with women in the cultural industry there was long a certain freedom granted to anyone who was rich or successful enough.
This is changing slowly: women are organizing themselves. The negative reactions to #MeToo also show that people feel attacked, want to defend themselves. Many men speak of a witchhunt. Of course, this always happens when people are afraid of losing their position of power and their privileges. These guys now realize that something is changing.
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Why nationalism, in all its forms, demands a response. more
“If you believe lawyers and jurists who work in international law, the world has become an increasingly fair place over the last few centuries. […] But international law also has an often overlooked flipside which is dark, violent and misanthropic and hails from its history.” more
There are only few things that impact our understanding of identity and belonging as much as food. But what do the dishes we choose, and the dishes we refuse, say about us? more
In Medellin modern libraries have sprouted up where the Colombian drug cartel once prevailed. more
How a young man in northeast India is reigniting curiosity about the cultural wisdom of his ancestors. more