Economic crisis, Wage gap, inequitable distribution: It takes a feminist utopias
The platform 20000frauen invited on Friday together with Minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek for inquiry “Arbeit.Neu.Denken”
On Friday, the 7. October 2011, organized jointly with the platform 20000frauen Minister Heinisch-Hosek in Vienna Schloss Laudon woman inquiry on “Rethinking Work”. As part of the inquiry were discussed women's political visions and utopias and planned to work possible concrete action steps.
Frigga Haug, Sociologist and women's political thought leader, Masha Madörin, Economist from Switzerland and Margit Appel of the Catholic Social Academy presented their concepts in the morning, which were discussed in six afternoon workshops by the participants of the Study in depth.
Masha Madörin drew attention to the injustices prevailing in the care economy and called for stronger government involvement in health care. Currently, much of this will work unpaid or poorly paid and done it mostly by women and migrants, with these abuses, must not only politics, but also the women's movement to deal urgently.
Margit Appel asked the other hand, an unconditional basic income, Women's economic security offers an escape from the patriarchal and power relationships facilitated. She presented her thesis, that women are never really arrived in the labor market. Currently, among other things was the devaluation of education is a central problem: Although women are on average better trained, qualifications do not guarantee a more appropriate level of income.
Frigga Haug presented her "four-in-an-eye view" and called for a radical reduction of working hours. While the traditional employment should be reduced to four hours per day, should space for political and cultural engagement, and involvement in reproductive work to be created.
Around the 100. International Women's Day in March 2011 The platform had political demands of women from all provinces of Austria 20000frauen collected, a large proportion of claims referring to the work area. Were addressed, among other things, the wage gap, the prevailing unequal distribution of paid and unpaid work and the lack of representation of women in leadership positions.
Against this background, it was the representatives of the platform is a central concern, in addition to discussing the criticism of the prevailing circumstances and women's political utopias and draw conclusions about possible action steps for the political work.
The large crowd and the lively discussions at the inquiry on Friday made the need for politically engaged women visible, to deal with feminist issues of the future. 20000frauen The representatives of the platform therefore welcome the announcement by the Minister, to organize in the future more women inquiries, very.
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