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  • Round Table CLAFV – Impressions

    cliquez ici pour la version française On Thursday 15 November I attended the round table organised by CLAFV at Collège Champittet. The theme of this round table was « Equality today: How to get out of the dead end at last ». The discussion was moderated by Camille Andres and welcomed 6 guests. The CLAFV stands for…

  • BPW Lausanne Round Table – Impressions

    cliquez ici pour la version française [Par Emma H] Polyquity Went to the roundtable held on October 11th by Business and Professional Women Lausanne. Together we discussed the question, « What does it mean to be successful in your career? » The roundtable was moderated by Camille Andres, creator of femmesleaders.ch in 2017 with the support of…

  • Parallele with femmesleaders.ch

    cliquez ici pour la version française During the round table « What does it mean to succeed in your career? », organized by BPW Lausanne on October 11th, we had the opportunity to discuss with Camille Andres. As a freelance journalist, Mrs. Andres is part of the team that created the femmesleaders.ch branch of Bilan magazine. This…

  • Vaudoise Conference – Impressions

    cliquez ici pour la version française By Emma H] This conference took place on Monday, the 3rd of December at 5:30 pm at UNIL and had for a theme: « Does leadership have a gender? This is what the Vaudoise conference wanted to explore by inviting Franciska Krings, professor at UNIL’s Business and Economics Faculty (HEC),…

  • The myth of manliness

    cliquez ici pour la version française The myth of manliness. A trap for both sexes – Olivia Gazalé This article is a summary from notes taken while listening to the daily podcast The paths of philosophy (Les chemins de la philosophie) on France culture, having for subject « The myth of manliness » with guest Olivia Gazalé,…

  • Breaking the taboo on menstruation

    Breaking the taboo on menstruation

    cliquez ici pour la version française Who has never hidden their tampon when going to the toilet? Who hasn’t suffered from a silent stomach ache or lowered their voice to ask some girlfriend for a pad? Menstruation is something that occupies a large part of our lives, but we don’t talk about it enough. On…

  • Non-exhaustive list of things we should have known in our rape culture

    Non-exhaustive list of things we should have known in our rape culture

    cliquez ici pour la version française Why is our knowledge not enough We are hearing a lot about it nowadays. We are slowly but surely discovering the workings of the « rape culture » in which we live. Some curtains are coming down. We are finally admitting that rape is not only a matter for particular social…

  • « Can we still pick up people on the street? »

    « Can we still pick up people on the street? »

    cliquez ici pour la version française This was the main question of our first tea & talk of the semester. We discussed what seduction entails in our relationships, what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to making contact with the other person, as well as the changes (improvements or discomforts) that feminist, LGBTIQ+, and…

  • Polyquity at the demonstration against violences perpetrated towards women

    Polyquity at the demonstration against violences perpetrated towards women

    cliquez ici pour la version française Ce samedi 23 novembre 2019, nous avons brandi nos panneaux et notre courage pour aller dénoncer les violences faites aux femmes ici et ailleurs. Pour certain(e)s d’entre nous ce fut une première, pour d’autres, une manifestation de plus dans leur lutte militante. Nous voulions vous parler de ce que…

  • Guide to inclusive writing

    cliquez ici pour la version française (Disclaimer, the following article mainly concerns the French language) Introduction The language we use every day reflects our vision of the world, but also participates in the construction of our representations and stereotypes: The use of the generic masculine initiates more easily the mental representation of a group of…