Why Do Women Consume More True Crime Than Men?

Over the last few years, true crime has been an incredibly popular genre. While it isn’t necessarily targeted to a specific audience, one study by Amanda Vicary, a criminal psychology expert, found that the popularity of true crime among women…

Draconian Abortion Laws in Poland

In 1956, Poland legalised abortion in cases in which the woman was living under “difficult living conditions”. In practice, however, women seeking an abortion were almost always accepted and throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, Polish women could simply request an…

Why Period Poverty is a Serious Human Rights Issue

Period poverty is a serious human rights concern. It refers to the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets and washing facilities, and, or, waste management. In combination with a cultural shame and stigmatization attached to menstruation,…

Interview with Louise Grabo, former Vice-President of CUF (Sweden)

1.On your blog, you introduce yourself as a farmer who grew up in Vara. How did you start your activism and become involved in CUF? In my campaign for the national elections in 2018, I called myself a “bonntös” (which…

Half of the Votes; None of the Representation

Surely the duty of a representative democracy is to represent its people. For many living in a democratic country, it’s obvious that when the election is nearing, all a candidate needs is the citizenship and a certain age. They can…

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…

Backlash Against Feminism

Since the 19th century, Feminism has achieved many of its goals, including women’s suffrage, greater access to education, the right to initiate divorce proceedings, women’s right to own property, the freedom to plan their families and so on. While these…

The Ten Most Liberal Countries in Latin America

Latin America is a paradox. It is the only region in which democratic governments and high poverty levels go together. Right behind North America and Western Europe, the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index claims Latin America to be the third…

One Step Forward And Five Backward: A New Indonesian Penal Code

Since the finalization of Indonesia’s new criminal bill, headlines like “Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous for Rights”, “Indonesia protests over sex before marriage bill”, and “Indonesian couple fear pre-marital sex ban will make them criminals” have been the center of…