In the Land of the Obedient and Insolent

There has been talk in the public for some time about the intention of education workers to go on strike, and yesterday that strike officially began. In this way, educational workers are trying to fight for the government to fulfill its obligations from the signed Branch Collective Agreement and increase their salaries, which, according to… »

What is the abortion pill?

The right to abortion has today been positioned not only as a legal, but also as a political and religious issue, which has been the subject of numerous discussions for years, both in terms of moral and legal treatment. Unfortunately, a consensus has not yet been reached on the right to abortion, which is also… »

To whom and for what purpose our children serve?

“Education is what remains after you forget everything you learned in school,” Albert Einstein once said. What remains for our young people when the school bell rings? What interests them? What do they read, watch? What are the contents, and what is the value character of those contents? I fear that neither the parents nor… »

Who are “our” disinformers?

Disinformation has become a powerful weapon, sometimes even stronger than military artillery, used to undermine democratic values. Its most common targets are democratically underdeveloped and insufficiently Europeanized societies. Particularly susceptible to such forms, sometimes overt, but most often through sophisticated media and digital violence, are small states with vulnerable and unprofessionalized media, lacking the strength… »

Badger under the court

Several days have passed since the news broke that the depot of the High Court in Podgorica was burglarized. At that moment, I believe no one anticipated that the break-in would unfold like a script from a thriller more fitting for certain Latin American countries. And my first association was milder than reality. I connected… »

Do your parents know?

My silence had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. (Audre Lorde) For unnatural fornication between persons of the male sex, the perpetrator will be punished with up to two years in prison – Article 186 – Criminal Code of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1951, Ofc. journal FPRY no. 13. Similar… »

Politics for girls and fags

My two favourite hobbies since childhood have been engaging in women’s stories and power dynamics. As I grew up, I realized that one of them had prevailed. Politics, like any social process involving negotiations over the distribution of power, influence, and resources, is one of my favorite definitions of politics. Everything about voting is negotiation,… »

Rainbow agenda

The first unwritten rule we learn in kindergartens is that playing with dolls is for girls, while cars are for boys. Pink is exclusively for skirts, and blue is the colour of shirts. In elementary school, teachers pair up a boy and a girl at the desks and carefully observe the development of their relationship,… »

Homophobia – a shortcut to (illusion of) power

When I was 14 years old, I used the term “faggot” for the first time. I did it in an attempt to “win” an argument with my younger brother. I don’t remember the cause of the argument, but I do remember a strong feeling that if I didn’t do something, I wouldn’t survive. The survival… »

Struggle for Authenticity: Perspectives on LGBTQ+ Identity and Society

June is recognized as a global holiday, or rather, Pride Month for LGBTQ+ individuals. However, that sense of pride is sometimes overshadowed by shame, sadness, and dissatisfaction – as the fight for full equality is long and exhausting. And it is not only a collective battle of those united with the same goal but also… »