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International Women's Day: The Aftermath

Mar
09

Yesterday was the 8th of March, also known as International Women’s Day. 8th of March has always been a date for me to look forward to, being born and raised in Norway. It’s known for having speeches and processions and sometimes protests, and I’ve always seen it as an important day to highlight women’s rights and battles.

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Sweatshop

May
13
Today, a brand new season of the Norwegian-Swedish documentary Sweatshop was released on the website of one of Norway's biggest newspapers. It is about four girls, two Norwegian, two Swedish, who travel to Cambodia to live like a textile worker.
 
For the past five years, it has become more and more common to be aware of what you eat. To me, it seems like more and more people are becoming vegans, or so-called flexitarians, which means you are aware of what you are eating, and eat vegetarian or vegan when you can or when you feel like it.
 
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Common White Girls

Jan
18

I hate to say it, but I hate contouring. I’m also not very keen on MAC, Friends, Zac Efron or pepperoni pizza, which seems to describe the common white girl.

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Hillary's nuclear power

May
22

By Hillary Clinton’s side stands a human atomic nuclear power plant, who can either help her into the White House or shatter her whole campaign.

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I am not Charlie

Jan
20

Thousands of people have shared the logo to show their support for the Paris victims, “Je suis Charlie.” The logo, white letters on a black background, is a strong symbol of support and solidarity, and it will forever remain as a memory of the terrorist act. The terror was not only directed at 12 individuals, but also at France as a nation. It is the worse act of terror the country has had since the 1960s. It was also an attack on freedom of speech.

In that way, it was an attack on all of us. But in reality, very few of us are Charlie. I am not Charlie.

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