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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:12 PM

From Germany to the World: Pass it On

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If you donít speak German or live in Germany, then likely you donít know what happened today. All Hell broke loose re:sexism in Germany media and society. A journalist came out with a story about her experience with a politician during a gathering after a meeting. The politician stared at her breasts and then told her than she fills out her dress very well. Then he took her hand and asked her to dance. She told him that she is a journalist and would prefer to keep their work together professional. To this, he told her that politicians often fall for journalists.

After publishing her story, the mainstream media picked up on it and a general discussion about sexism in Germany broke out. The story prompted widespread discussion about sexism in German society at large, extending the topic from this example into a broader conversation and debate about patriarchy, sexism, and misogyny in all facets of German life and cultureóat in the world at large.

This comes at a good time, considering the One Billion Rising global protest set to take place in just 2 weeks on February 14th, which itself is able to pick up on the momentum initiated after the brutal rape and murder of a woman in India. In Germany, the Feminist Party is in the process of circulating a petition as part of a campaign to impose stricter laws regarding sexism within the German media.

May this be our year, all of us.

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Do your part!



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redqueen Jan 2013 OP
ismnotwasm Jan 2013 #1
AllyCat Jan 2013 #2
Politicub Jan 2013 #3
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #4
pampango Jan 2013 #5
MadrasT Jan 2013 #6
hughee99 Jan 2013 #7
smirkymonkey Jan 2013 #8

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:28 PM

1. Awesome

We rise...

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:58 PM

2. This is fantastic.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:06 PM

3. I love that Germany has a feminist party!

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:16 PM

4. "May this be our year, all of us" Indeed

Reach out sisters!

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:17 PM

5. Always good when people examine their country's weaknesses rather than wearing false patriotism

on their sleeves.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 05:48 PM

6. One Billion Rising

FUCK YEAH, I AM IN!!!





Thank you, redqueen!



This ia awesome, big shout out to my German sisters.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:30 PM

7. I'm guessing no one is going to chime in this time and tell us we need to be

more like the Europeans.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:46 AM

8. I am.

We need to be more like the Europeans. There.

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