• Ausschnitt aus Reihe "Mutter-Kind", Copyright: Judith Samen
    Motherhood and the Feminine in Patriarchy

    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.

  • About the Compiled Texts on Feminist Topics

    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 […]

  • 1968

    A thrown tomato becomes the symbol for the rebellion of women in the Extra-Parliamentary Opposition.

  • 1971

    The fight against the abortion ban is the trigger of the women’s movement throughout Europe.

  • 1972

    From the fight against § 218 a networked German women’s movement has developed.

  • 1973

    The German women’s movement creates publicity with imaginative and provocative campaigns.

  • 1974

    The fight for the ‘Fristenlösung’ is won – and lost once again. The West German women’s movement celebrates its first festivals. The benevolent tone of the media is exacerbated.

  • 1975

    The UN declares the ‚Year of the Woman‘, the Women’s Movement the ‚Year of Women’s Struggle‘. The topics of sexuality and love are now on the agenda.

  • 1976

    Violence against women becomes a central issue of the German women’s movement. Female students and university graduates demand women’s studies at all universities.

  • 1977

    EMMA and Courage are published – now feminists have a supra-regional, public voice. The formerly united women’s movement starts differentiating itself into different political tendencies.

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