On those damn rainbows and marriage equality

My Facebook has turned rainbow. Seriously, everywhere I look people have turned their profile pictures into rainbows in celebration; even typing this post now, I am faced with a rainbow banner across the WordPress website. I have never seen so many rainbows in my life, and I am sick of it… Yes, call me Ms Pessimist, but I really am… The United States of America … Continue reading On those damn rainbows and marriage equality

Why I am not excited about Emma Watson’s speech at the UN

I really am not, far from actually; to be honest I am quite the opposite, I’m really don’t like it. On my newsfeed on Facebook kinda exploded with lots of praise for this British actress who stands up for feminism at the UN, as if she is the first or something. But it is not just that; it is the speech she actually gave, entirely … Continue reading Why I am not excited about Emma Watson’s speech at the UN

Normativity and sexuality: a matter of perspective

Spending too much time on facebook makes one stumble on all sorts of funny stuff (and surprisingly, not all of them cat related.) A friend of mine shared this video: It’s one of these topics that I’ve always thought quite hilarious, mostly because it is one of the most confusing and contradictory, especially among lesbians. The topic, here, is lesbians having sex with men, something … Continue reading Normativity and sexuality: a matter of perspective

From safe harbours to equality?

From 31 of July to 2 August, I attended the Human Rights conference held right before the World Outgames in Antwerp, Belgium. The conference was part of the “human rights” aspect that GLISA, the international body that organises the games, promotes together with “sport” and “culture”. As LGBTI conferences go, this was just that: an LGBT conference (note how I do have to drop the … Continue reading From safe harbours to equality?