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Lara Dimitrijevic

  • 'I can take it... but stop attacking the vulnerable'

    'I can take it... but stop attacking the vulnerable'

    And it is time to blog again. Why, after months of silence? These last few months have been a tough personal journey for me. One that took me to places where I questioned my dedication to advocacy, as I often felt that nothing will change. I laid...

  • Politicians, wake up and smell the coffee

    Politicians, wake up and smell the coffee

    In this little, heavily fragmented island of ours, there is a unifying force that ties together local politicos of all colours and hues: their wholehearted, undivided concern and preoccupation with Maltese women. Yet, if you think that is somehow...

  • A virgin or a whore and nothing in between

    A virgin or a whore and nothing in between

    In Greek mythology, Prometheus, a demi-god, creator of men, steals fire from the skies and brings it to earth. Zeus, angered by his actions, creates a woman, Pandora, and sends her to earth, as a gift to men, with a jar that she is ordered never...

  • Women are not expected to stay quiet

    Women are not expected to stay quiet

    My first reaction when it was first suggested to me that I should write a blog on Times of Malta was, where do I start? What shall the blog be all about? Should it be about violence on women and domestic violence? Goodness knows that seemingly...