StopBildSexism is a campaign fighting for the abolition of the “Bild girl”, a series of scantily clad women published in the daily German tabloid “Bild”. An interview with co-organiser Penelope Kemekenidou.
Trade unions fight for the rights of their members – but women’s needs often go by the board as leadership positions are very male-dominated. Can separate women’s constituencies be the solution? The example of Hungary.
There are a lot of stereotypes and standards that women are subjected to in their daily lives, but the question of how their bodies should look like is certainly one of the most important ones. The perception of the ideal female body is dynamic and can change through time and also vary between different cultures and societies – with the media playing an important role.
One in five women in the European Union have experienced stalking since the age of 15. Nevertheless, not all EU countries have a clear definition of stalking.
In April we celebrate World Health Day. How do inequality, gender stereotypes and sexism impact women’s mental health?
Did you know that in most countries in the EU, women are taxed for having their periods? As shocking at it may sound, the tampon tax is a reality.
In many countries, quotas are used as an efficient measure to diversify politics. Egalitarian and female-friendly policy is closely linked to the number of female politicians. However, it should be carefully examined if making it easier for some women to enter the ruling class will improve social conditions for others.
As the extreme right gains momentum in Europe, it is striking to see that more and more of its leaders are female. How can the success of women like Marine le Pen (France) or Frauke Petry and Beatrix von Storch (Germany) be explained?
On the 8th of March International Women’s Day is celebrated. How come such an important day, which is meant to give visibility to women’s accomplishments, has become so commercial ?
Last year’s parliamentary elections introduced a record number of women to the Polish Parliament, as well as the third female Prime Minister. However the Polish political scene still remains dominated by men, and the idea of female politicians as “puppets” is widely talked about.