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Women's Liberation Movement: Debates and Demands

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Women's Liberation Movement: Debates and Demands

It started with the fight against the abortion law - but how did it continue? Here are the problems feminists made into publicly discussed issues.

Women's Liberation Movement: A Chronicle

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Women's Liberation Movement: A Chronicle

FrauenMediaTurm compiled hundreds of documents that tell the history of feminism in Germany in the 1970ies and 1980ies. The movement started 1971 with a big scandal.

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FrauenMediaTurm resides at Bayenturm

The feminist archive FMT collects books, documents, photographs of the women's liberation movement that started 1971 in Germany as well as the women right's movement in the 19th century up to 1933.

 

Its mission is to secure and convey the history of women's emancipation in Germany.

 

It is unique due to its thematic diversity and in-depth content indexing of more than 74,000 text documents and 8,000 pictures (photos, leaflets, posters etc.).

 

The FMT is the place of living memory of women, shaping their future.

 

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Feminist Debates and Demands

Abortion – a Legal Right? Feminists Vs. All

Demonstration gegen den Paragraphen 218 in Aachen, 1986, Copyright: FMT (Signatur: FT.02.089)

Abortion – a Legal Right? Feminists Vs. All

The struggle for abortion rights sparked the emergence of the Women's Liberation Movement in West Germany 1971.

Pornography - Sexual Desire Vs. Sexualised Misogyny

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Pornography - Sexual Desire Vs. Sexualised Misogyny

The feminist debate about pornography was divided: Some considered it unproblematic, but most opposed it as verbal and visual sexual violence.

Prostitution - A 'Job Like Any Other'?

Ausschnitt aus Fotoprojekt, Copyright: Bettina Flitner

Prostitution - A 'Job Like Any Other'?

For some, it is “the oldest trade in the world” – for others, a violation of human dignity and 'white slavery'.

Women Who Work: Housework and Claim for Equal Pay

Ausschnitt aus Flugblatt aus FMT-Pressedokumentation, Quelle: FMT (Signatur: PD-AR.10.01)

Women Who Work: Housework and Claim for Equal Pay

When the women’s movement started, housework was still by law a woman’s job. Feminists fought successfully for the abolition of this law.

Library Catalogue

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Library Catalogue

Our library and archive catalogue with approximately 60,000 references.

Visual Archive

Bundesfrauenkongress, Quelle: EMMA-Archiv, © Inge Werth

Visual Archive

Our visual archive is unique, it provides over 8.000 pictures of female personalities and important events - in history and today. Pictures shape our perspective on the world as much as the written word. We collect pictures with a "different view", a feminist view.

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