Anti-vaxxer logic

We live in hard times. The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely been an enormous challenge for humanity. However, we now have the potential solution. You guessed it. VACCINES! But, unfortunately in my country Bulgaria, most people choose NOT to vaccinate against COVID, although there is more than one option available (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna...). In July 2021,…

Misogyny and sexism in my country

In Bulgaria, sexism is not an unknown phenomenon. Unfortunately, sexism in my country is embedded in the minds of many men, but also of women who have been accustomed to it since childhood. Psychologists believe that the motive for sexism is a desire to humiliate the other and thus achieve short-term satisfaction (in Bulgaria, due…

Cancel culture

No, I don't like it one bit. Hear me out...I think it undermines constructive dialogue with people you don't necessarily agree with. It doesn't allow us to see the world through the other person's eyes, or to change another person's view. Somehow, it all reminds me of censorship or of Ray Bradbury's book "Farenheit 451"…

Social media: is it worth it?

As I am currently reading more about social media as part of my work, I started to wonder: "Does social media have more cons than pros?" The answer in my head was very clear- the disadvantages are definitely more than the benefits. It's true that social media helps me connect with my friends (on second…

Why do people troll online?

Reflecting on my latest article on online misogyny, I wondered, "Why do people troll online?" What are the psychological or other possible causes? For me, this is a relatively new but complex phenomenon. When on social media, people acquire a sense of anonymity, which in most cases is illusory - at least for those who…

Online misogyny

We all know that the Internet, especially social media is full of trolls. There are psychological reasons behind this kind of behaviour but this is not today's topic. My country, Bulgaria is a European country, and a EU member state, a democratic society slowly recovering from the damage of two world wars and a communist…

COVID-19 and violence towards women

It's no secret that COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the world- to our physical AND mental health. We might know all about the symptoms of the virus, its direct impact on human lives (My condolences to all who have lost loved ones!), but do we think about the more indirect negative consequences? Namely, increased…

Mental health and COVID-19

Today I'm not going to bore you with details on the health consequences of COVID-19. We are already quite informed about the current pandemic from the media, social networks, news, or unfortunately via direct experiences with the coronavirus. How does this global crisis affect our Mental Health? First of all, the "normal" response to a…

Cyberbullying- the danger of the 21st century

It’s the beginning of a new wonderful year! However, today (on the 1st day of this decade) I want to deal with a more serious topic- cyberbullying. People nowadays spend many hours on social media and post comments on celebs Facebook pages (and not only) without really taking into account the consequences. Why do we…