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Feminism

Gender-equality ideals make Muslim women more religious

When gender equality is portrayed as a uniquely Western value, immigrant Muslim women choose to embrace religion as a result, according to a Norwegian researcher.

– Feminist theory needs a revolution

According to Professor of Literature Toril Moi, feminist theory has become so abstract that it no longer says anything about ordinary women’s lives. Concepts like intersectionality have become so overtheoretical that they no longer apply to people’s actual experiences.

Feminism is trendy – but not in Norwegian politics

Swedish feminists are making substantial political inroads. Feminism has become trendy in Norway too. Is a Norwegian feminist party in the cards?

Burning porn in Norway, fighting rape in France

Why did Simone de Beauvoir fight rape in France while Unni Rustad simultaneously became famous in Norway by burning porn magazines?

The terrorist's compendium reveals the logic behind anti-feminism

Breivik's compendium puts into system the philosophy behind the misogyny in online comments, claims researcher.

Selling sex solves problems for prostitutes

Women who sell sex on the streets do not perceive their sex trading as negatively as their surroundings do. They primarily regard their activities as an effective way of solving their financial problems.

Antidote to anti-feminism

According to Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto, the second wave of feminism that began in the 1970s has been a “protest against nothing” because there is no longer any real oppression of women. Senior Researcher Cathrine Holst refutes his claim.

Martyrs on Facebook

Can a woman be a genuine martyr? Is it a compliment to say to a woman that she is “equal to a thousand men”? Feminist activists in Iran are waging an ideological war on Facebook.