Why the Body Positive Movement isn’t Actually That Positive

I enjoy observing social media, because it depicts social trends and movements very well. Recently, I have observed the Body Positive Movement, which triumphs thanks to models like Ashley Graham, Iskra Lawrence and Chrissy Teigen who show their cellulite, stretch marks and unretouched pictures. You see, it is rather a female issue connected to the […]

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ISIS Attacks: The 5 Symbols They Chose – and How We React

With every detail released in the media about the attacks ISIS performed in Beirut and Paris, I couldn’t help myself but think “F*ck, this is… brilliant”. And yes, I think we have to speak about a performance, the symbolic impact was chosen too well to believe that the details of the events might be plain […]

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Beyond Good and Evil: The Religious Argument in the Refugee Debate

Religion – could there be a more sensitive topic in the history of mankind? Countless wars have taken place because of the crucial question of belief. Paradoxically, all religions in their core preach love, forgiveness and decency. Facing the current challenges of the high number of refugees arriving to Europe, many people experience fears – […]

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Break up or make up? Dealing with European trust issues

Pragmatism is dead. The Greek crisis has turned into a bashing of policies and vanities, which has a poisonous effect on the country and the entire European Union. While slowly a leftist economic opposition to the neoliberal austerity policies emerged, deep cuts in the most important value of the EU have been made – trust. […]

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Why I take the gain of nationalist parties personally

Denmark’s nationalist party Danske Folkeparti (DF) reached 21% during the elections on June 18th. I cannot think of a single Dane in my environment who would have voted for DF, but in spite of my positive experience of being respected and appreciated by the people I have met, the result of the election leaves a […]

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Youth Unemployment: Did Education Fail Us or Did We Fail the Companies?

When I was little girl, my parents told me I could be everything I wanted to be as long as I put enough effort in it and educate myself. I believed them, this is how things worked in Germany. You either chose the path of the apprenticeships or academia and afterwards you started to work. […]

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Can we avoid the „Ambitious Woman Trap“?

Intelligent, attractive, funny and ambitious. I do not have enough fingers on my hands to count all the female friends which have all these characteristics. They are great company, know how to make an interesting conversation and are simply great. Most of them, in fact, are single. One could say “So what? You don’t need […]

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