By Eve 2015/2016 up to trumps triumph: The year 2016 – feminist considers.
What a year – hardly a day, which is when looking at the messages not just the belly knotted, where nothing dramatic happened. 2016 much happened, nationally and internationally, in the small and the large. There were definitely more downs than UPS, more bewilderment than joy: the attack in Berlin may have been only the sad “highlight” an already bad year for many in Germany. But there were a few things things that one but let mankind lose faith not just yet -. This also applies to the subject of equality? Here are seven distinctive events from 12 months.
The new year’s Eve night 2015/2016
In several German cities, it comes in the night of new year’s Eve attacks – women are robbed, insults, sexually harassed and forced. The Act 0: mainly refugees from Arab and North African countries. It follows a huge debate about the end of German culture of welcome and the dangers that German women are now reportedly exposed. Voilà sexual violence was suddenly a giant topic and some one that previously rather had distinguished themselves through a Mir but no matter attitude or simple denial of equal force, industrial now as the saviour of the women and called most loudly for a stricter sexual criminal law. As if sexual violence in Germany only had a problem when it comes from the “outside”.
“Outcry” in French politics
“We are no longer alone”, proclaiming 17 French politicians in an appeal published in May. In future, as former Ministers of the Socialists, Greens and conservatives, they would condemn misconduct by male future offensive. Before the speaker had the French Green Party, Sandrine Rousseau, publicly indicted Denis building pin, Vice President of the French National Assembly,: he got them at a party meeting have 2011 molested. A colleague, she described the incident which have responded only with “Ah, he has begun again?”. Construction pin defended himself against the allegations, but later resigned. Other politicians * inside and activist * indoor, Rousseau got support, many colleagues confirmed sexual assaults and sexism in French politics. “Outcry” à la française.
Rampage in the pulse
On June 12, 49 people are killed in a rampage in the pulse Club in Orlando (Florida) and 53 injured. The nightclub frequented mainly by LGBTQ, a hate crimes is not excluded. The people who died in the early morning hours of June of 12, were people who simply wanted to have a good time. Who wanted to be among their peers, dance, drink, smooch. The culprit, Omar Mateen, to have sympathised with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ – he was shot and killed Police Department from Orlando. 49 lives, simply wiped out. It is the most serious single act of violence against homosexuals in the United States.
German sex penal reform
Already by 2015 Attorney Heiko Maas (SPD) had announced to want to reform sexual criminal law – i.e. paragraph 177 of the Criminal Code (sexual assault, rape) -. 2016 the debate came about it then by the events of the night of new year’s Eve yet once properly in drive: on 7 July, the Bundestag adopted the reform, the Federal Council agreed to in September. The principle is now “No means no” – who enforces the intercourse with violence or threat of violence (by coercion), but also who transcends the “discernible will” of the victim not only is punishable by law,. The requirements for a conviction for sexual assault or rape has been so reduced.
Process against Gina-Lisa Lohfink
Rape or consensual sex? That’s what the process against Gina-Lisa Lohfink. In June 2012, she says, she was raped by two men. There are cell phone videos of this night, which put the two men on the Internet. The sex, they say, was by mutual agreement. LOH Fink filed a complaint, but she lost the case. The two men were acquitted of the charge of sexual assault and sentenced to a fine for the dissemination of videos. LOH Fink should pay a fine because of false suspicions, but not did it. Now, 2016, LOH Fink is therefore once again on trial. The accusation: false testimony. She should have the two men falsely accused, with k.-o. drop stunned to have. LOH Fink loses also this process, she will be sentenced in August to pay a fine. Whether guilty or not: it is primarily dealing with a potential rape victim, Gina-Lisa, leading to protests. Again and again, the implanted breasts is in the media on the skimpy clothes, by Lohfink pointed out, their image as “Luder”. So, as if it were even to blame on her – not proven – rape. It is an all too familiar pattern when it comes to sexual violence and therefore the Gina-Lisa process for so much more than just for themselves is: basic dealing with rape victims, about rape culture, about how we is over sexualized violence talk.
Teresa Mays shoes
Theresa May is the new British Prime Minister – the first head of Government since Margaret Thatcher. And what first interested the English media, was: Mays Leopard shoes are too risky? Is her neck too deep? How does look may and Angel Merkel alike? Even Spiegel Online was not too dumb to take part in this discussion; even if the corresponding article covered by a satiric entry – the fact remains that appearance in the first third of the article all about Theresa Mays changes anyway. Brexit, Scotland’s independence, the crisis of the Tories and the labour party? Not half as exciting as Mays hairstyle. Oh, how nice it would be if politicians would really be to the policy, they are making.
“Black protest” in Poland
The Polish Government party had presented any different PiS (law and justice): at once a new restrictive abortion law should be adopted. Abortions, allowed in Poland only in three cases, would have been completely illegal. The PiS had not expected but the resistance force of Polish women. That go in October to thousands on the street protest, are noisy – they are finally fed up by a Government that destroys piece by piece since the last all democratic and liberal progress the 2015 election years. Pol * indoor dress #CzarnyProtest (Black protest) entirely in black, the Hashtag trendet in social media. In the end nothing else the Government, than back to rowing. There will be no tightening of the abortion law. A great success for the obstinate pole * inside – the Status quo remains however unsatisfactory.
Trump is elected President
Donald Trump is elected to the 45th President of the United States of America – even weeks after the election on 8 November this sentence sounds like a bad joke. But he isn’t. The Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has lost against a sexist, racist, homophobic, and politically completely inexperienced man. Only the January 2017 Trump will join officially resigned, until then he assembles his Government team. To find: lots of MIKES, but hardly any women or representatives * inside of minorities. Make America great again!
What else happened:
The Italian region of Lombardy will introduce the so-called “anti-gender phone” (Telefono anti-gender): this should provide assistance in the fight against the supposedly rapidly-spreading “Gendertheorie” in Italian schools anxious parents and students * inside. The 30,000 euro hotline is still in the test phase.
The “female” remake of Ghostbusters provides snap breathing at some troll – the Apocalypse seems short to stand before.
No only woman awarded the Nobel Prize this year. This has got something in the background in the face of the drama to literature Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.
Can consumer be feminist? Brands such as H & M and Monki wanted US to believe the 2016 at least make.
The Knowles sisters release albums that characterize the pop-cultural discourse of the year: Beyonce’s lemonade and Solange A seat at the table are social comment and meditation on what it means 2016, to live as a black woman in the United States.
With her essay for the newsletter project Lenny letter had written end of may in the hearts of all women Alicia Keys. The musician RID “in common” very publicly any makeup, even on the corresponding album cover was at that time just in time for the new single release and can see no grams powder: “I swear it is the strongest, most empowered, most free, and honestly beautiful that I most have ever felt”, commented later on their decision of a logical consequence soon the #NoMakeUp movement arose from keys.
The law student Jenna Bagheri turned in an open letter to their party, the CDU. It’s in their lines especially about real sexism within its own ranks. It is sick and tired to be teased by peers as “sweet big mouse” behrends. Also she must listen to more no other (bare) speculation as successful newcomer about their success. And even less accept, that the “women’s quota” very flimsy reasons still not even party internally works.
The magazine chooses glamour U2 lead singer Bono to the “woman of the year” — was probably too little women, from which you could choose.
In September, the separation of Brangelina shows once more the sad female image of Boulveradpresse.
In October, Wonder Woman is declared, to share to the world’s girls and women to the Honorary Ambassador of the United Nations. In December, WW is then again going on their job: many UN workers * indoor suddenly notice that Wonder Woman is both fictional as well sexy dressed and unrealistically proportioned. Surprise!
With her song “Damn damn * e” the comedian Giulia Becker has congratulate the feminism in early December with a dose of casualness and on top of that, quite nonchalantly launched a new movement against discrimination in life: “If you are with me, then your vagina is swinging now”, she sings.
Also the Band Jennifer Rostock has released a song, which is about sexism and discrimination: “Hengstin” – the reactions of some media showed an example why the theme just is not a “cold coffee”.
And Yes. His feminist is also in 2016 have always damn hard.
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