Inequality & Poverty

The Gender Pension Gap: Assessing the Interaction between Pension System Reform, Care Credits, and Gendered Old-Age Poverty in Sweden and The Netherlands

In recent years, there has been a growing concern for the emergence of a gender pension gap (EIGE, 2022a). This gap signals an increase in inequalities in economic resources in old age and is associat...Read More

Een veilig thuis is (on)betaalbaar 

Voor de buitenwereld oogt Helen* als een normale vrouw. Ze heeft een man, kinderen en een leuke baan. Maar achter gesloten deuren blijkt haar leven toch niet zo perfect als gedacht. In plaats van thui...Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsberg and litigation activism in social movement theory – A sociological analysis

A feminist symbol, a popculture icon, a viral sensational, a supreme court justice. Ruth Bader Ginsberg is widely considered an emblem for change, fighting battles for gender equality and women’s righ...Read More

Institutional epistemic justice and group integration

In the following essay, I will provide an argument for how institutional epistemic virtues are not always achievable by group integration as argued by Anderson when trying to combat epistemic injustic...Read More

Black Lives Matter is here to stay

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a large social movement from the US, which fights for racial equality. They try to achieve this by attempting to change the systems and policies that uphold white supremacy...Read More

Epistemic Injustice in a Global Context: Fricker vs Anderson

In the following I am going to explain why I think that considering education as a legitimate marker of credibility, as Andersson suggests, is problematic, at least in a global context and along the l...Read More

How can epistemic justice be minimalized according to Anderson and Fricker?

The following essay will look at how to work toward epistemic justice. This will essay will firstly, draw on the definitions of Fricker on testimonial injustice and her proposals to minimalize it.&nbs...Read More

How and Why to Improve Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods. While we all live in one, we rarely give neighborhoods the attention they  should have. I know that I do take them for granted, belittle the possibility of change,  and disreg...Read More

Community garden: the path to a flourishing neighborhood

In the north of Tilburg lies a small neighborhood, Stokhasselt South. It does not take a long walk through the streets to appreciate this part of the city. In the calmness of the neighborhood, you can...Read More

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