Intersexualität: Norrie darf endgültig ein Neutrum sein

Intersexualität: Norrie darf endgültig ein Neutrum sein

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 02, 2014

Muss ein Mensch zwingend männlich oder weiblich sein? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigte sich das oberste australische Gericht. Nun hat es eine wegweisende Entscheidung getroffen und besonders einen Menschen damit sehr glücklich gemacht. mehr...

Hidden Homophobia: Is Germany Really as Liberal as It Seems?

Hidden Homophobia: Is Germany Really as Liberal as It Seems?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 13, 2014

Germany last week celebrated the coming out of former professional football player Thomas Hitzlsperger. But discrimination remains a fact of life for gays and lesbians in the country. How truly liberal is German society? By Anna Kistner, Dirk Kurbjuweit, Ann-Katrin Müller and Simone Salden more... Comment ]

Corporate Wake-Up Call: German Dads Demand Family Time

Corporate Wake-Up Call: German Dads Demand Family Time

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 03, 2014

Family friendly policies in German business have been targeted at women in the past, but the tables are turning. Men are demanding more flexible working conditions in order to balance work and family burdens, forcing big changes in corporate culture. By Susanne Amann and Simone Salden more... Comment ]

From Icon to Exile: The Price of a Nude Photo in Egypt

From Icon to Exile: The Price of a Nude Photo in Egypt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2013

Egyptian Aliaa Elmahdy became an icon of the Arab Spring after she posted a nude photo of herself online. Then she fled to Sweden after receiving death threats from Islamist extremists. What and whom did her statement serve? By Takis Würger more... Comment ]

Corporate Compromise: Coalition Talks Yield Plan for Gender Quota

Corporate Compromise: Coalition Talks Yield Plan for Gender Quota

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 18, 2013

Negotiators working to form a new German goverment coalition agreed this weekend to introduce a gender quota of 30 percent on the supervisory boards of publicly traded companies in the country in 2016. The issue has been the subject of intense debate. more... Comment ]

Boy, Girl, Other: Intersex Advocates Call for Surgery Ban

Boy, Girl, Other: Intersex Advocates Call for Surgery Ban

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 01, 2013

A new law in Germany allows parents to leave their child's gender blank on birth certificates. Intersex activists are pleased, but want to go further. Often themselves scarred by invasive operations performed at birth, some want to prohibit sex reassignment surgeries on children. By Irene Habich more... Comment ]

Femen Fatigue: Flashy Feminists Struggle to Muster Support

Femen Fatigue: Flashy Feminists Struggle to Muster Support

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2013

Members of the controversial feminist group Femen have launched a number of eye-catching protests in Germany. But the public isn't shocked by their "sextremist" tactics anymore, leading to a dwindling of already meager support. By Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]

Forensic Psychiatrist: Women Kill More Creatively Than Men

Forensic Psychiatrist: Women Kill More Creatively Than Men

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2013

Women rarely commit murder, but forensic psychiatrist Sigrun Rossmanith has treated many female killers. She tells SPIEGEL ONLINE that women's dark side is underestimated. An Interview by Rainer Leurs more... Comment ]

Ms. Kalashnikov: The Women Rebels of Congo

Ms. Kalashnikov: The Women Rebels of Congo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 30, 2013

They murder, rob and kidnap, just like their male comrades. Some women fight for rebel groups in Congo against their will, while others are driven by desperation. Photographer Francesca Tosarelli documented their dangerous lives. By Johannes Korge more... Comment ]

Femen's Male Mastermind: 'I Am No Tyrant'

Femen's Male Mastermind: 'I Am No Tyrant'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 26, 2013

Ukrainian Victor Svyatski, 36, is reportedly the mastermind behind the controversial feminist group Femen. For weeks he has been in hiding, but on the eve of his escape, he gave an interview to SPIEGEL in which he denied being a negative force in the group and accused the Russian government of harassment. more... Comment ]