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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
Gender

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

Saudi Arabia's young prince hunts for power

Mohammed bin Salman has set out to reform the Kingdom. Among the changes he has rushed into effect are long over due liberties for women.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
20 Nov 2017 United Kingdom

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

The 12 women who stood up to thousands of nationalists

When 60,000 marched to celebrate Polish independence on 11 November, 12 women rose to face them with a sign that read "Stop Fascism".
Joanna Wrózynska recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland

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

Has The Independent become a part of Saudi Arabia's soft power strategy?

Solving the problem of abuse by appealing to the Quran which, like the Bible, is an openly misogynist text, seems surreal. But when a newspaper with a long liberal tradition like The Independent supports such a claim, it becomes a problem.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
14 Nov 2017 Italy

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

Why are Polish women backing out of the labor market?

Does 120 EUR more a month in the family budget really translate into 50 thousand women less on the labor market? According to magazine headlines, yes. But the real reasons are more complex.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
10 Nov 2017 Europe

When your father is accused of sexual harassment

Since the Weinstein case broke open the culture of abuse, what remains missing from public debate is the perspective of abuser's families. The children, wives and parents who now must reconstruct their image of the perpetrator. 
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
10 Nov 2017 Hungary

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

Meet the women who shape Brussels

As we observe the lack of gender parity in EU institutions, we can either scold the organizations or strengthen the women who made it in Brussels against all odds. Politico just did the later.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
10 Nov 2017 Europe

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

Abortion fight in Poland. Round 3

The Catholic Church, which keeps the Polish government on a short leash, demands a ban on abortion. In search of an excuse to do it, the government turns to the Constitutional Tribunal.
Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk recommended by Magdalena Karst-Adamczyk Wysokie Obcasy, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland

When rapists remain unnamed

In Ireland, those accused of rape are only publicly identified if convicted, but in reality, most are never named, even after conviction, due to strict laws protecting the identity of their victims.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
8 Nov 2017 Ireland

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

Why did Slovak women ignore the #metoo campaign?

The victims of sexual harassment are often called hysterical attention whores devoid of any sense of humor. Who would dare to say “me too” to this?
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
7 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Gloria Steinem on what's important for modern feminism

The fact that now, for the first time, there are fewer females on planet Earth than males, tells us that the dangers of physical annihilation, or the occupation of our bodies, are the ones that cover the most ground.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
6 Nov 2017 United Kingdom

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

Sugar tits in Westminster

Westminster is ablaze with a dozen micro-scandals, revealing a profoundly macho culture where women are constantly belittled with various sordid indignities.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
3 Nov 2017 Europe

In Slovakia maternity leave is a risky business

Yes, Slovak law guarantees maternity LEAVE. It's the going back to work part that can be tricky.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
3 Nov 2017 Slovakia
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