The women’s liberation movement in Germany took off in the early 1970ies. The achievements of feminist pioneers were central to social progress. Which issues were important to those feminists? How do they shape our life and our society today? Here you will find answers: in-depht texts on the central debates that feminists brought into Germanys society as well as original text excerpts and a timeline on how it all started from 1971-1979.
The women’s movement critisized the hypocrisy of patriarchal society with respect to motherhood: in Germany mothers were glorified, but left alone with their workload. Feminists also questioned the dogma that women had to become mothers to be fulfilled.
Throughout the western world between the end of the 60s and the beginning of the 70s, women started to rise up against inequality. In Germany women within the left party voiced their dissatisfaction with the limited representation of female concerns. Women from different social backgrounds voiced their concerns, too. In 1968, Sigrid Rüger, a member […]