Archive for gender

Gender issues in Czecho/Slovakia

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 7 June 2017 by delclem


This is a beer ad on a bill board near Bratislava airport; the slogan says it all…
and the head belongs to the owner of the (Czech) brewery.

Cherchez la femme” à la slovaque: a travesty of sorts.

Photo (c) by the author.


Croatia’s first (female) reporter

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 27 July 2013 by delclem


“Today everyone in Croatia knows the works of Marija Jurić Zagorka. This has not been always the case as it took the Croatian public quite long to recognise and acknowledge the significance of Zagorka’s contribution to equality between men and women.” >full text (c) 2013

From Prague to Washington

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 5 July 2013 by delclem

How the Czech girl Marie Jana Korbelová
became Madeleine Albright, the first female
foreign minister of the United States.
(c) 2013

Also see our last post on this subject matter.

Street Art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 4 June 2013 by delclem

Intelligent French street performance that undermines xenophobic as well as fundamentalist views of the “Muslim woman”. We’d urgently need some of those in Central Europe…

Performing the impossible

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 9 May 2013 by delclem


Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858) “was a Viennese women of the Biedermeier era with one dream: she wanted to travel. In the nineteenth century it was impossible for women to fulfil this wish. So she made it her life to perform the impossible.”
>full text (c) 2013

Below: Ms Pfeiffer in travel gear; lithography by Adolf Dauthage; photo: wikipedia Continue reading

“Lowbrow in High Places”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 1 April 2013 by delclem

Liebesgr¸fle aus der Lederhose I
“Four decades ago, the southern German state of Bavaria became the birthplace of a film genre like no other: the Lederhosen Porn. The alpine meadows were rugged, the men wore leather trousers, the porn was soft — and Germany was hooked.” Today, these films tell us much about zeitgeist, sexuality and gender in the 1970s >full text (c) DER SPIEGEL INT’L, 2013

“Why did men stop wearing high heels?”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 4 February 2013 by delclem


“For generations they have signified femininity and glamour – but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men.” A survey of shoe history. >full text (c) BBC World Service 2013