Long Reads, Masculinities, Poetic Warfare, prose, Uncategorized

Unintentional Intersectional: the Relevance of Inclusive Sport Teams

Last weekend I participated with the Brussels team in the biannual world championship of inclusive rugby, the Bingham Cup. As a new player for the Straffe Ketten team, it was my first time at this surprisingly intersectional and diverse sport event. Sport gathers people from all walks of life, regardless of their race, social class, income… Continue reading Unintentional Intersectional: the Relevance of Inclusive Sport Teams

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Masculinities, Poetic Warfare, prose, Uncategorized

A cake with no candles

Today is the anniversary of my rape. The night when a man found me passed out drunk at the door of a club, took me to a construction site and raped me while I was unconscious. I woke up half naked, lying on a dirty mattress. When I went to the police, crying, I couldn’t… Continue reading A cake with no candles

Long Reads, Masculinities, Poetic Warfare, prose, Uncategorized

Dr. NiceBoy – or how I learned to stop worrying and love my nastiness

Nice boys are a weird sub-species in the dating world. They speak softly, hear your concerns, are respectful, don’t try to force themselves onto you; you know, they treat you like a human being. And they are also convinced they are the only ones to do so, and this is where it gets dangerous. Because… Continue reading Dr. NiceBoy – or how I learned to stop worrying and love my nastiness

Masculinities, Uncategorized

#Masculinities: Men are the first casualties of toxic masculinity

Yes, it is true and I’m not talking about sexual abuse. Some of the debates about feminism often lack one side of the story: men’s. Probably some people reading this will question my phrasing and be skeptical towards my provocative headline or what my motives are. If that was you, I only ask you one… Continue reading #Masculinities: Men are the first casualties of toxic masculinity