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Femicide in Mexico – price of being a woman
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Femicide in Mexico – price of being a woman

As the whole world is battling the Covid-19 pandemic, women took up another fight. The ‘Shadow Pandemic’, as the UN Women called it, is a drastic surge in gender-based violence against women that has been taking place since the Covid outbreak. Lockdown and isolation from the outside world created a great environment for men to abuse women with impunity. In some countries, domestic abuse reports increased even fivefold. All over the world, women are fighting for their rights to autonomy and safety. In some places, for example Poland, this fight has been going on for months now. In others, a wave of protests was caused recently by a story of Sarah Everard, a woman who was raped and killed in London by a police officer. One of the loudest countries is Mexico where violence against women an...
Poland in the lead – but where?
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Poland in the lead – but where?

Poland has lately ranked top in many European ranking – the question is, is it something to be proud of? The ‘good change’ might not be so good after all. Here are some rankings the government-controlled media might not show you. Fastest autocratizing country in the world The report ‘Autocratization Turns Viral’ conducted by Varieties of Democracy placed Poland on the 1st place. The report measured how much countries’ positions as democratic states fell in the last 10 years. Not surprisingly, experts noted that the biggest blows to Polish democracy occurred after 2015. They came in form of erosion of rule of law as well as attack on the judiciary system and the media. Because of that, Poland preceded such countries as Hungary, Turkey, and Bolivia that also made their way into the Top...
How the COVID-19 pandemic affects gender equality.
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How the COVID-19 pandemic affects gender equality.

Doubtlessly, the pandemic has affected our lives on several levels. Aside from job and income insecurity or travel and meeting constraints, it has been understood that the persisting circumstances also impact the fundamental aspects of the society. Among them, gender equality has been recognised as a factor at substantial risk of regress. The World Economic Forum (WEF), the United Nations (UN), and other international organisations have agreed that the coronavirus pandemic is a major challenge for progress in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Increased domestic violence There are many layers to the issue. The one that has been already recognised at the early stages of the pandemic was increased domestic violence against women after lockdowns were introduced na...
How the feminist movement in the 1960s in the US excluded Black women from fighting for equality
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How the feminist movement in the 1960s in the US excluded Black women from fighting for equality

Women’s Rights Movement, also called the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM), was part of the “second wave” of feminism and a historically crucial social act. Unlike first-wave feminism, which involved suffragettes fighting for women’s legal rights such as the right to vote (as late as in the late 19th to early 20th century), the Women’s Liberation Movement is often regarded as ‘diverse’ because of the wide range of different aspects of women’s lives that were brought up by it. Second-wave feminists Second-wave feminists demanded equality in the areas of politics, work, the family, and sexuality, in opposition to prevailing social attitudes which favoured traditional gender roles in every one of these fields. Even though the end of World War II allowed for the service sector to de...
QAnon – the elites are eating children, again
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QAnon – the elites are eating children, again

Evil elites, child murders, satan worshipping and magical life-lengthening methods have always been present in conspiracies. As early as the middle ages people have believed in blood libel, a conspiracy that accused Jews of murdering non-Jewish children in order to use their blood for religious rituals. Recently the QAnon conspiracy is gaining popularity, partly because of the involvement of its followers in the attack on the capitol. What are the contemporary faces of those centuries-old conspiracies? What is QAnon? QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory. Its followers believe that “the elites”, which most often means the media, the government or the rich, run the world. Sounds familiar and not shocking at all. However, QAnon’s most important belief is that those elites eng...
Capitol Riots – white supremacists challenge to America
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Capitol Riots – white supremacists challenge to America

The coup d’état attempt at the Capitol was a display of White privilege we should have seen coming. On January the 6th, 2021, soon after we have enthusiastically welcomed the new year and the United States have welcomed their new government lead by elect-president Joe Biden and vice-president Kamala Harris, events unfolded which put the security of American democracy in question. During a session of Congress certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory, a group of pro-Trump rioters, armed with guns and bearing the infamous Stars and Bars, stormed into the Capitol in order to block Biden’s win. “We just saw an attempted coup d’etat. Blame Trump. Blame his Republican enablers.” writes Eugene Robinson for The Washington Post. Attempted coup d’état On footages run across soci...
Women rights in El Salvador – 30 years in prison for miscarriage
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Women rights in El Salvador – 30 years in prison for miscarriage

Considering the latest events in Poland, it would be valuable to stop and wonder, where our country is heading. On 22 October, the Constitutional Court deemed abortion in case of severe fetus defects unconstitutional. Some politicians also declared that they would fight for further limitations, that is to illegalize abortion in case of rape. It was definitely not the first time someone tried to vastly limit women’s bodily autonomy. In 2016, women all over Poland took to the streets to protest against a citizens’ bill initiative ‘Zatrzymaj aborcję’ (eng. Stop the abortion). In times when the politics steadily shift towards restraining women’s body sovereignty, people should look at countries where this has already happened. Harsh abortion law In 1998, El Salvador has changed i...
Lockdown 2.0 – wyniki ankiety przeprowadzonej wśród uczniów
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Lockdown 2.0 – wyniki ankiety przeprowadzonej wśród uczniów

Od połowy października nie chodzimy do szkoły i tak jak wiosną tygodnie kwarantanny nie są dla nas łatwe. Nowa fala pandemii COVID-19 zaskoczyła nas nie tylko liczbą zachorowań, ale także śmierci. Aby poznać opinie na temat obecnej sytuacji w naszym kraju zdecydowałyśmy się na przeprowadzenie ankiety środowiskowej wśród młodzieży szkolnej. Rozesłałyśmy kwestionariusz do znajomych i po dwóch dniach otrzymałyśmy aż 100 odpowiedzi! Ankieta została wypełniona przez między innymi uczniów IB Raszyńskiej, Batorego, Mickiewicza oraz studentów Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. Nasi ankietowani to w 79 proc. osoby ze szkoły średniej, w 17 proc. osoby ze szkoły wyższej, 3 proc. zakończyło już swoją edukację i 1 proc. to osoby ze szkoły podstawowej. Kwestionariusz obejmował pytania otwarte jak i z...
The need for answers
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The need for answers

Conspiracy theories have been around for a very long time, but in recent years, due to the creation of internet there have been a proliferation of them. Such complex theories are and were not created just because. They serve the same purpose for the people today as mythologies and holy books did before – they offer an answer to the most important questions and guide people through the complicated world. An explanation of the incomprehensible One of the world’s oldest religions, Zoroastrianism was founded in ancient Iran over 3500 years ago. Way longer before that religious systems already existed – that fact can be well seen on the example of Göbelki Tepe, a sanctuary dating back to the tenth millennium before the common era. To be a part of the humanity’s history for such a lon...
Czy istnieje ideologia LGBT?
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Czy istnieje ideologia LGBT?

Manifestiacja osób LGBT w Madrycie, źródło: Wikipedia. Skrót LGBT oznacza dokładnie „Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender” i odnosi się do osób o nieheteronormatywnej orientacji seksualnej oraz osób transpłciowych i nieokreślających swojej tożsamości seksualnej/płciowej według powszechnie przyjętych kategorii (np. kobieta/mężczyzna). „Ideologia LGBT” to pojęcie służące przypisywaniu społeczności LGBT niezgodnych z prawdą, obraźliwych cech. Twórcy tego określenia tak zaangażowali się w formowanie i rozbudowywanie teorii o „niebezpiecznej ideologii LGBT”, że aż sami się przestraszyli swojej kreacji! Hasła takie jak „tęczowa zaraza”, używane zarówno przez skrajne środowiska nacjonalistyczne, konserwatywne oraz przedstawicieli kościoła katolickiego wprowadzają atmosferę realnego zagroże...