If the system is rigged in their favor, how can white men help bring change?
The election of Donald Trump, climate change, #metoo -- it seems that these days white men are to blame for everything. Many are sick of hearing this. In his recent column, Nils Pickert calls on them to reflect on their privileges.
30 Nov 2017
From hashtag to law -- French minister calls for fining cat callers
This is the first p r a c t i c a l legal response to MeToo which recognizes the change in our meta cultural understanding of where socially acceptable behavior ends and criminal behavior begins.
28 Nov 2017
Everyday sexism: now available as a comic book
French illustrator Emma has recently become an internet sensation thanks to her comics about everyday sexism. Women all over the world share her drawings saying they are a perfect depiction of reality.
24 Nov 2017
Angela McRobbie -- Women are the modern faces of poverty
"The slogan 'You can achieve anything' drives fear of failure as well as extreme forms of self-discipline. The vision of a perfect life ultimately leads to precariousness," claims the influential cultural scientist.
24 Nov 2017
Sexual abuse on Austrian ski slopes
A former Austrian ski champion speaks out about her time in competitive sports -- a story about pedophilia, violence and shame.
22 Nov 2017
TV personality felled by #MeToo cried "witch hunt" before going down
He was accused of relatively "mild" offences: sending explicit text messages and driving by someone's house. As more women began to testify, it became clear that these were symptoms of systematic and predatory behavior.
17 Nov 2017
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.
13 Nov 2017
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.
10 Nov 2017
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?
7 Nov 2017
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.
6 Nov 2017
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."
3 Nov 2017
#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.
30 Oct 2017
#MeToo: László Marton denounced
In the past few days, many Hungarians have joined the #MeToo campaign. Ten women have accused László Marton, a renowned director and iconic figure of the theatre scene.
27 Oct 2017
Weinsteinian skeletons in Hungarian closets
The Hollywood scandal has set off a domino effect in Hungary. The local film industry can hardly be compared to that of Los Angeles but the silence that protects powerful figures apparently can.
16 Oct 2017