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Lea Berriault Managing Editor
Austria

Backward momentum -- politicians propose withdrawing free childcare

In Upper Austria, the ÖVP and the FPÖ seem to believe that withdrawing free afternoon childcare will solve all of Austria's educational and social problems in one go. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
20 Nov 2017 Austria

Austrian president blocks far-right politicians from key positions

The Federal President has never been an enthusiast of the of Freedom Party (FPÖ). Recently, he named particular FPÖ politicians, whom he considers unfit for ministerial offices. And he is sticking to his guns.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
17 Nov 2017 Austria

Electric shocks for China's homosexuals

China’s one-child policy might have contributed to the resentment families feel towards homosexual children. "People are under pressure to present a grandchild to their parents -- preferably male," says Human Rights Watch researcher Maya Wang.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
16 Nov 2017 Austria

Behold the first headscarf emoji

There was no emoji with a headscarf until a few days ago, when Viennese schoolgirl Rayouf Alhumedhi decided to bring more diversity into the world of tiny smiling icons.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
15 Nov 2017 Austria

Austria could officially recognize the third sex 

The Austrian Constitutional Court has scheduled a decision for 2018. But the Social Democratic Party of Austria and the liberal party "Neos" don't want to wait that long.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
14 Nov 2017 Austria

Bitch doctrine -- Laurie Penny on feminism and being an activist

In her new book, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults, Laurie Penny explains why entitlement thinking leads to sexual violence. And why her patience with men as a "social phenomenon" is slowly running out.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
13 Nov 2017 Austria

The threatening masculinity of outsiders

Rape and sexual violence in Austria are often addressed as problems caused by migration and refugees. In this way, parties use women's bodies for political ends.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
10 Nov 2017 Austria

No silver bullet can end sexual violence in India

There has been a marked increase in European awareness of sexual violence in India. Pressure from outside and from within India has brought change, but not a solution.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
9 Nov 2017 Austria

Will the Austrian far-right take center stage?

Are there ideological similarities between the winner of the recent elections, the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP), and the extreme far right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ)? As leaders discuss a coalition, we are about to find out. 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
8 Nov 2017 Austria

Will women work less or more in an automated world?

The discourse on the future of work and working hours is very technology-driven, says labour sociologist Annika Schönauer. She questions whether everything that is technically possible should be implemented.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
7 Nov 2017 Austria

The case of Peter Pilz

Another high profile career has been undermined by allegations of sexual assault. This time the man in question is Peter Pilz, a Austrian MP and former member of the Green party who, since July 2017, has successfully led his own party.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
6 Nov 2017 Austria

What sustainable strategies can men develop against sexism?

Nils Pickert, a feminist columnist and editor, demands more commitment from men. In his recent column, he urges them to reflect on their behavior and be frank with themselves. "Nobody should say: I didn't know, I had no idea. Nobody."
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
3 Nov 2017 Austria

Freedom of the press in danger: 930 Journalists killed over the last decade

On average, one journalist gets killed every four days. Records show that violence against journalists and other media representatives is on the rise.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
2 Nov 2017 Austria

Busting the myth of gender equal start-ups

Mathilde Ramadier explains why codetermination, flat hierarchies and equal rights are often just empty promises in the start-up world.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
1 Nov 2017 Austria

Did you know that an EU referendum for minority rights is underway?

50 million people in the EU belong to various minority groups. Yet is the Union as supportive of them as it declares? A new EU-wide referendum will be a test of that.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
31 Oct 2017 Austria

#NotMe -- Austrian actress enjoys sexual advances at work

The Facebook posts of an Austrian actress are making headlines as she shares her story of never being a victim of sexual harassment but enjoying sexual advances instead.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
30 Oct 2017 Austria

The masterminds behind political Islam

Saïda Keller-Messahli, a writer and human rights activist, describes the close connections between the mosques in Austria, Switzerland and Germany and accuses authorities of being naive about the threat of jihadism.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
27 Oct 2017 Austria

Meet the far-right forces that could soon govern Austria

With the final results of the election came talks of a future coalition. Since Tuesday it's official -- the ÖVP and the FPÖ will try to form the next Austrian government. 
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
26 Oct 2017 Austria

Sexual harassment in the EU parliament 

As more and more stories about sexual harassment at the European Parliament are coming to light, Austrian MEPs demand action.
Julia Sahlender recommended by Julia Sahlender Der Standard, Austria
25 Oct 2017 Austria
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