France and Croatia in the Sexism Sweepstakes
A graffiti in the French city of Toulouse: Women, the patriarchal system won’t collapse all by itself. Let’s bring it down! Photo taken by the author. Clashes between France and Croatia have usually taken place on handball courts or football pitches. For International Women’s Day, I decided to see how […]
You need time and money for Chinese medicine in Paris – A personal story
Credit: Photo taken by Jean-François Chénier, flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) My first contact with Chinese medicine goes back about a year. I had terrible flu and a helpful Chinese friend of mine, worried about my health, gave me two mysterious pills, brought from China and wrapped in golden paper, and reassured […]
Brain Drain: Will the last person in Croatia please turn off the lights?
High unemployment, low wages, rare promotion opportunities and constantly rising living costs are pushing educated people to flee Croatia to take their chances in foreign job markets.
Croatia, do we have a drinking problem?
In Croatia, there is a long haired-metal singer called Vuco, known mostly for his provocative lyrics, controversial public declarations and the fact he was an (unsuccessful) candidate at both the presidential and legislative elections. However, the vast majority of Croatians associates Vuco with his hit song “Love and drinking“. “Love […]
Sexism at the Olympics: A primer
The 2012 London Olympic Games will be remembered as a turning point for female athletes. For the first time all 204 participating nations sent women, moreover, these are the first games in which medals were to women awarded in all sports, including boxing. However, the Games still reveal an inherent […]