It takes lots of courage and determination for women to fight for their rights in a male-dominated society. Although Malta has seen major advancements in gender equality issues, the struggle […]
WHEN THE LAW BECOMES A STUMBLING BLOCK FOR WOMEN
A CRYING SHAME
No sooner had we exchanged warm Christmas greetings than the rescue boat, MV Sea-Watch 3, appeared on the horizon with 49 migrant men, women and children on board. Like the […]
HUMAN TRAFFICKING HORROR STORIES UNDER CONVENIENT COVER
“I went into a massage parlour in Malta, received a 20 minute rub that was nothing close to a professional quality massage and was then asked if I would like […]
DE-TERMINATED: CAN THEATRE SET THE STAGE FOR IMPOSSIBLE DEBATE?
Over the year, Eve has discussed many deep-seated issues, from bird trapping to gender stereotypes, but few articles received as many comments as Michaela Mihailovic’s punchy essays that lay down […]
WAITING FOR BIRDS TO LEAVE MALTA SAFELY
“It’s very sad, but when we spot a bird, we observe it and try to make sure it leaves Malta safely,” says Alice Tribe, who coordinates Birdlife Malta’s raptor camp. […]
YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE AN IDOL OR TWO
For most of us, the word ‘idol’ is a matter of historical times – in rich countries, who would consider inanimate statues and animals as divinities today? However, idolatry is […]
VOLUNTOURISM: WHEN GOOD INTENTIONS CAUSE HARM
“If smart, dedicated professionals can fail to achieve lasting progress over a period of years, how then is an untrained vacationer supposed to do so in a matter of days?” […]
SHOULD SALARY BRACKETS BE MANDATORY IN JOB ADS?
Spoiler alert: Most definitely, YES. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure that any job applicant would want to know what sort of salary to […]
POLICING NUDITY IN MALTA
“Why is it okay for Michelangelo’s David to be naked in public but not for me?” James Stewart once wrote on nudity in Malta. Whatever the legislators’ view on classical […]
GENDER STEREOTYPES IN ADVERTS
Riddle me this… 1. A son and an engineer go fishing. The boy was the engineer’s son but the engineer wasn’t the boy’s dad. How was this possible? The engineer […]
THE NOT-SO-SUBTLE ART OF PERSISTENCE
By nature, I think of myself as a rather persistent person. I’m a proud go-getter, and I persevere to the best of my abilities. However, more often than not when […]
CAN FLIRTING IN THE OFFICE SPELL TROUBLE?
If you see a couple of colleagues flirting, newsflash: you’re not the first person to witness it, and certainly won’t be the last. But what if this behaviour irks you? […]