My historical novel Land van Thorn has just been published by Aspect. ISBN 9789463388214. In Dutch. Will be translated.
MRNA injections attack womanhood￼
MRNA injections threaten womanhood because they change our biological make-up. In that way they mess with women's capacity to give natural birth.
Handy Sentences for Too-Kind People
Always be nice to others? We all know that most women have been conditioned to be kind to other people all the time. Even to people who are not all kind to them or who cross their boundaries. Many men deal with the same issue. Yet what do you do about this when you, like... Continue Reading →
Margaret Fuller: Apple as Apple, Woman as Woman
Are you sometimes drawn against feminism, presuming it declares equality and sameness between the sexes? Fuller in Context Listen then in this series of feminist philosophers to the American feminist Margaret Fuller who wrote Woman in the Nineteenth Century in 1844. Fuller was a Christian feminist. (Can these exist? Yes they can, did and do exist. She is for instance... Continue Reading →
But what about Sorority/ Sisterhood?
Sorority is also another necessary element of citizenship. Sorority or sisterhood within feminism requires tolerance and plurality though. There are many types of feminism and hurray for that.
Tango, Taxi and Fraternity
A real life incident with a taxi is used to show that fraternity of rather solidarity must accompany freedom, otherwise we get a very small version of that and citizenship is so much broader and richer than that.
A Dutch Women’s Quota in the Industry
Positive news from the Netherlands: yesterday parliament has agreed to a women’s quota of thirty percent for boards of directors. It only applies to companies that are connected to the stock market. Eighty companies in total of which fourty-seven of them to not have this percentage. Of course, a quota of one-third women is not... Continue Reading →
6 tips and trics to get dances at tango festivals
Tarbes tango festival in the evening in the park It is summer in Europe. Tango festival time! But what to do if you imagine thousand dancers as in the festival of Tarbes and you fear you cannot get a dance? After all, the rumour goes that for women it is quite hard to get a... Continue Reading →
The Creation of Patriarchy (and of prostitution)
Oxford University Press, 1986 I have just read Gerda Lerner's The Creation of Patriarchy and am most impressed by this well-structured and documented book. With overwhelming material she shows how the patriarchal model of society has been built up over a period of nearly 2500 years from appr. 3100 to 600 BC in the Mesopotamian... Continue Reading →
Hurray: Book Contract!
Publisher Aspekt is going to publish my historical novel: "Het Land van Thorn. Een vondelinge in een 800-jarig Limburgs vrouwenrijk". You will have noticed that I have been silent in this blog for a while. Sorry! The reason was that I was working on the last version of the manuscript. But now it will be... Continue Reading →
The Weissensee series I have just binge-watched the German Netflix series Weissensee. In my view it is the best series since the German series Heimat (now also available on Netflix). The three series of Heimat are situated in the 1930s and 40s in Germany, showing the terribly consequences of when everyone attempts to conform to... Continue Reading →
Carnaval and the Emerging Princess
The Carnaval Princess is coming up in the Netherlands. A power position.