On the first day of the Kreisky Forum symposium in Vienna, “1989-2015: Women in Post-Communist Countries. A Neglected Problem?” a famous German feminist and the editor of a journal Emma gave a lecture about women in East and West Germany. She also talked about the generation gap, which always proves to be very important when one is looking at gender issues. The younger generations should stand on the older feminists’ shoulders in order not to repeat the same mistakes and clichés all over again, said Alice Schwarzer.
Listen to the whole lecture in German here.
The new edition of EMMA just published a text Frauen in Postkommunismus, as a way of introducing the Vienna conference Women in Post-Communist Countries: A Neglected Problem? that will take place at the Kreisky Forum in Vienna on October 21st and 22nd. Read the whole text in German here.
This is a short version of the text published in English in Eurozine, How women survived post-communism (and didn’t laugh).
The introductory lecture on the first evening of the conference will be moderated by Alice Schwarzer and Slavenka Drakulic. http://www.kreisky-forum.org/cal/1471/2015_10/kalender.html