,,Women’s issues do not hurt men. Gender hurts them because it means they have to share resources, money and power - this is far more radical than receiving support out of a position of someone in need of help. I use it to start the discussion about equality. ’’
‘‘The Swedish Advertising Ombudsman assesses whether your advertisement is sexist or not. I wish that there would be such an organisation active in the Czech Republic or even better, that it wouldn´t happen in the first place. I mean, why would a half-naked woman make you want to buy new car tires?’’
‘‘Before we enter mainstream sources, histories, even Wikipedia, we as women have to be aware of our heritage and achievements on an international scale. We can’t focus only on the local cases. The research, the information pack, has to be sound and has to cover at least one century in addition to being backed by a critical mass of scholars and practitioners, both men and women.’’
Restless Cities: Lessons from Central Europe is a publication edited by Milota Sidorová and Zdeňka Lammelová that reflects a year-long training programme of the Prague office of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation focusing on understanding the political aspects of urban planning in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. It consists of four thematic chapters that offer introductions into social housing in Brno, participatory processes in Prague, urban development of Bratislava and influencing strategies in Budapest.
The book consists of short texts by selected invited experts, participants' views, and key learnings about sustainability and politics. The authors of the texts are not only experts who contributed to the training programme, but also the participants themselves share their findings and views herein. We hope this book will help readers to understand the often-invisible areas where urban planning moves from the realm of expertise-only into the realm of political action and that it will inspire readers to further political learning and engagement.
Looking at the issue of Muslim displaced women as a displaced Muslim woman, I could relate to the struggle, and I could also refuse being framed in research as a passive factor, offering a new perspective on the issue. In our contemporary time, Islamophobia has become a recurrent phenomenon worldwide, in which a view of women as victimised is common; denying Muslim women the credit for their resistance and taking away the definition of their faith from them, while they as a subaltern can speak, build and resist.
Compared to boys, girls in the age of 9-12 years don‘t spend as much time in parks and on playgrounds. And while you may have the memory of boys actively playing football all around, girls are really missing. Girls like to chat and spend the time indoors, some explain. Well, you don‘t feel that quite a sufficient explanation even you, yourself not being a gender studies expert.