Fleeing from Chaos to Another Chaos

Lebanon became the center of international attention when a warehouse full of fertiliser exploded in Beirut and killed 200 people. We at Libel have written about the accident itself and the political upheaval that has taken place in Lebanon before,…

The Ten Most Liberal Countries in Asia

In our previous articles, we at Libel have presented top ten lists of different regions around the world, such as Africa and Latin America. Now it’s Asia’s turn. The biggest continent by both landmass and population is home to various…

Menstruation – Why Should Men Care?

May 28th was Menstrual Hygiene Day, which aims to, for example, raise awareness about menstruation and the need of proper hygiene around it. The other important mission of the day is to break taboos and negative stigma regarding menstruation. And…

What will change after the pandemic?

Life under lockdown, to contain the pandemic, has started to normalize. The newsworthy part is that now countries like Austria, Norway and New Zealand are planning to ease up their restrictions. The aim is to make a gradual recovery back…

(In)dependence on the World Map in the 2020s

Nation states are a thing of stability for many: something that’s existed for decades, even centuries, and there are no way maps change. However, the current world map is fairly young, as for example South Sudan became independent in 2011.…

One Three-Character-Long Word Describing Us All

In Finnish we have this thing called hän, IPA pronunciation [ˈhæn], which translates as both ’he’ and ’she’. Obviously, Finnish is spoken by Finns – a people whose idea of a sport is to carry the love of your life…