- May 22, 2013
The German left used to have a corner on the market when it came to progressive social issues. But Chancellor Merkel has transformed the conservatives, attracting huge quantities of women voters along the way. They've become a hot political commodity in this year's upcoming election, with the opposition struggling to catch up. By Christiane Hoffmann more... [ Forum ]
- May 15, 2013
Criticism is mounting against the life-size "Barbie Dreamhouse Experience" opening this week in Berlin, with feminist activists calling for protests. Bringing the doll's fantasy life into the real world goes too far in spreading damaging stereotypes, they say. more... [ Forum ]
- April 18, 2013
Germany's parliament voted on Thursday to reject a law that would have created legally binding gender quotas for the supervisory boards of domestic companies. But even victory hasn't dispelled divisions among conservatives. more... [ Forum ]
- April 15, 2013
Ukrainian activist group Femen has made international headlines by going topless to demonstrate for women's rights. Fresh off their stunt during Putin's visit to Hanover, they plan to bring their topless brand of protest to Germany. By Merlind Theile more... [ Forum ]
- March 11, 2013
To what extent do careers suffer when parents take leave to stay home with their children? According to a new survey by the German Family Ministry, nearly 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men regret going on parental leave because of the professional consequences. more... [ Forum ]
- March 07, 2013
Silicon Valley executive Sheryl Sandberg has written a new book in which she calls upon women to storm the corridors of power. The senior Facebook manager has unleashed a new debate about feminism and female ambition that is likely to spread beyond the United States. By Britta Sandberg more... [ Forum ]
- March 06, 2013
Berlin plans to fight the proposed EU-wide gender quota for boards of publicly-traded companies, according to a media report on Wednesday. German representatives in Brussels have been instructed to block the measure. Instead, the government wants member states to come up with their own rules. more...
- February 05, 2013
Germany spends more on families than most European countries, but its birth rate is falling. A government-commissioned study seen by SPIEGEL argues most of the money is being wasted. Instead of complicated benefits and tax breaks, the government urgently needs to invest in preschools. By SPIEGEL Staff more...
- January 24, 2013
A journalist at a leading German weekly magazine claims that a politician who is his party's leading candidate in national elections made inappropriate advances toward her. The incident has sparked a debate about sexism in national politics. more... [ Forum ]
- December 21, 2012
Conservative politicians in Germany are outraged after one of their own, Family Minister Kristina Schröder, suggested that God might not have a gender. Critics argue she has gone one step too far in her political correctness. more...