Women’s Liberation Movement: A Chronicle

Women’s Liberation Movement in Germany: A Chronicle

The origin and development of the New Women's Movement in Germany is documented from 1968 (early revolts within the APO) to 1971 (beginning) to 1979.

The special feature: Hundreds of documents from the legacy of activists have been integrated: photos, leaflets, logs, press reports. They fill several hundred folders that are at hand and ready for use in the FMT library.

1968

1968

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

1971

1971

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

1972

1972

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

1973

1973

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

1974

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

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

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

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.

1978

1978

The lawsuit against sexist magazine covers of the Stern makes the incipient fight against pornography popular. Autonomous feminists and traditional women’s politicians are looking for personal exchange.

1979

1979

The women's movement as a political movement starts dissolving. It takes on its way into projects and through the institutions. Feminism is omnipresent

In the FMT, the "Chronicle of the New Women's Movement" with documents in 25 folders has been prepared in a clear and systematic way to allow for deeper research.

 

 

Specific debates of the women's movement are described in more detail in our dossiers online as well as in folders full of press clippings on site.

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