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Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
Metoo--

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.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
30 Nov 2017 Austria

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.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
28 Nov 2017 Europe

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.
Pauline Tillmann recommended by Pauline Tillmann Deine Korrespondentin, Germany
24 Nov 2017 Germany

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.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
24 Nov 2017 Austria

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.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
22 Nov 2017 Austria

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.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
17 Nov 2017 Belgium

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

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

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

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

#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

#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.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
27 Oct 2017 Hungary

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.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
16 Oct 2017 Hungary
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