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Sad day for Italy NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
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Oh, yet another! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Thanks to Jon Worth, blogging this week on Yourspace, for bringing my attention to another article 47-inspired petition. This time it's Greenpeace who is calling for a GMO-label.Yesterday was also 'Gender Pay Gap Day' - check it out here.
Are members of the European Parliament never parents? NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 22 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
There's an interesting post on parental leave on Yourspace. Members of the European Parliament doesn't seem to have any!
Queens have a higher sucess rate NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Here's a thought-provoking opinion seen in the NYT:"A notable share of the great leaders in history have been women: Queen Hatshepsut and Cleopatra of Egypt, Empress Wu Zetian of China, Isabella of Castile, Queen Elizabeth I of England, Catherine the...
What's the European woman like? NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Yesterday I was asked if I could come up with five words describing the 'European woman'. It's a challenging task since both 'European' and 'woman' are very broad concepts. What are characteristics that women in Europe share - if any at all? So as a...
Argh! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
I hope to get around to comment on this another day. Argh!
Lego gets the message across NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Silence. I know it's been quiet for some time here. Anyhow, I came across this poster which I wanted to show you. The message is pretty clear, huh? It's from the UN Refugee Council.This campaign is more than 10 years old, but still pretty cool. Check...
Bara Bröst - now in Denmark! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Some time ago I mentioned 'Bara Bröst', a Swedish campaign to 'de-sexualize' breasts and make it socially acceptable for women to have a naked upper body when they, for example, go to a swimming pool. Now the campaign has reached Denmark - yesterda...
Guest post: Good to talk about dads for a change! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
A friend of mine just wrote a great reply to the recent question about parental leave for men! He's agreed that I can post it here, since he doesn't have his own blog. I'm grateful for that, since I think it's an interesting and though-provoking piec...
What happened to Anders Fogh's Facebook profile? NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Is it still out there - and if not, does anyone know what happened to it?
Yes, dads would like to stay at home too NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 3 Minutes ago
As mentioned earlier I'm trying to give my input to the 2009 manifesto for the Party of European Socialists (Danes, it's the English word for 'De Europæiske Socialdemokrater'). Today there's a really interesting topic for debate on the website; name...
The naughty chess game NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Now since I have closed my other blog, I will have to write about EU communication curiosities here. It seems like the European Commission has developed a sense of humour with the lauch of its YouTube channel, EUtube. I have written about it before.T...
Well - maybe naked breasts can be liberating! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Some time ago I did a post about how more bare skin in Muslim countries is unlikely to be a sign of women's liberation. The headline was 'showing cleavage is not liberation' - and now I might have to eat my own words!In Sweden a group of feminists ar...
Is this feminism? NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Is this a silly pop song or a feministic statement - or possibly both? I have no clue since I don't know a whole lot about French Yelle.Here's the chorus translated (if it's not perfect then blame Google translate :-)):I want to see you In a pornogra...
In Sofia! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Today's the big day! I am in Sofia for the PES Council. Besides reading this blog there are also other online activities that you can take part in:You can watch PES TV - 'near live' streaming of the plenary debates and press conferences via pes.org (...
An excursion to Sofia - adding the feminist perspective! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Hour, 38 Minutes ago
Next week this blog will be on the road! Together with other PES activists I will be blogging from the PES Council in Sofia. You'll be able to read my reports here and on Yourspace, the manifesto consultation website.For those of you who doesn't know...
"It doesn't really interest us" NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 12 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
If you're Danish and interested in gender women's rights and gender issues it seems quite obvious who not to vote for at the next national election. Denmark's soon-to-be parties in government do not have a whole lot to say on gender equality. The lib...
Go, left-wing! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Tonight's the night of the Danish national elections! Keep your fingers crossed!It has, by the way, been very interesting to see that educational politics has been on the agenda of this election campaign. If the next elections will bring a debate of...
Socialists of Europe, unite! NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 58 Minutes ago
'Open source social democracy' is the slogan of a new initiative by the Party of European Socialists (or 'De Europæiske Socialdemokrater' in Danish'). Being generally enthusiastic about democracy and communication initiatives at the European level t...
Showing cleavage is not liberation NEW
Scratching the Surface 6 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
I just read a really interesting diary entry at the European Tribune. I have taken the liberty of an extensive quote - but I suggest to read the post in full."...a lot of "Westerners" seem to have this idea that Arab women are all covered up and hidd...