What job can a white person do in the development sector? – Personal thoughts on my own career prospects

With advancement in my studies, I am being asked more and more frequently what I want "to be" in the future. Earlier, before I started studying, that question would have been easy to answer - I wanted to become a field worker, create policies to improve people's lives, do community development, I wanted to do … Continue reading What job can a white person do in the development sector? – Personal thoughts on my own career prospects

Wir brauchen Männer!

Ich habe mich mit meinem indischen Freund über Feminismus und #MeToo unterhalten, und ich glaube, dass er mir in den meisten meiner Punkte zustimmt. Trotzdem wird er vermutlich für einen Politiker stimmen, der der Vergewaltigung angeklagt ist, weil er ein "gutes" Wahlprogramm hat. So sehr ich mich darüber freue, wie progressiv mein Freund ist und denkt, so sehr bezweifle ich, dass ihm die Ausmaße des Problems bewusst sind.

Men: Please read. We need your help.

As much as I appreciate how progressive my boyfriend and his best friend are, I doubt that they realize how far-reaching the problem is. And actually, the same goes for many women who come from privileged backgrounds, including myself – we have to be careful not to forget that just because we upper-class women are gaining equality through a policy, that doesn’t mean women of other backgrounds do.