Testimonies from German actresses keep pouring forth against director Dieter Wedel, yet many women continue to remain silent about harassment in the industry. We asked three insiders about the reasons why #MeToo hasn't caught on. more


The sexism debate has reached Germany, but where are the German Weinsteins? Four years after #Aufschrei and one year after the country’s sexual crime legislation was updated, are German women any better off than their US or French sisters? more



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Rape culture is alive and kicking in Germany – as shown by a verdict this Monday. more

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Go ahead and ban burqas, but then can we get on to an issue that affects our lives? more

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John looks at the rape case that has Germans up in arms. more


This month, the first court case for sexual harassment in the wake of the Cologne attacks is set to bring to light what many have known for years: in Germany, “no means no” doesn’t always apply. A look at the law and the hard facts. more


Berlin is so full of powerful, outspoken female directors, playwrights, artists and gallerists that you might think the gender gap doesn’t apply to stage and visual art. Our editors are here to tell you otherwise. more

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You might not have noticed until now, but Focus magazine and the CSU are totally feminist and always were. So weird you never noticed. more


After a decade-long debate, Germany's constitutional court has struck down the ban on headscarves for public sector workers this month. In our Islam issue, we examined whether women should be forced to uncover. more


In case you missed it! From hefty stories about the NSA, Nazis and religious radicals to hot topics like GEMA, sexism in the tech industry and animal love to killer profiles of fascinating personalities, last year had no shortage of scoops. more



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John wants to fight the patriarchy in the German language, surveys the options and then has some suggestions of his* own. more

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OUT SOON! Isabell Šuba's MÄNNER ZEIGEN FILME & FRAUEN IHRE BRÜSTE is a poignantly painful mockumentary on misogyny in the film industry. more


Konrad has a new idea for a book and it's a surefire hit. more

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This Saturday was "Women's Day of Battle" and our in-house middle-aged heterosexual white male wanted to check it out. The "morning-after pill" seemed to be the big issue of the day. more


Think you're a bad feminist, Paris Lees? The Aufschrei made ME feel jealous! more

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Women are taking over the world. Are there still any reasons to go out onto the streets on March 8? John Riceburg has a look around in his apartment and his circle of friends. more

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If freedom of speech is so important, then it should be important for everyone, rapist and rape-victim alike, says Jacinta Nandi more

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There may not be ass-slapping anymore, but behind Berlin's seemingly progressive tech scene is a casually misogynist "old boy's club" culture. The geekettes spill all. more

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Jacinta Nandi says there is a cure for menstrual envy. And it involves muffins. more

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Jacinta Nandi is listing the things she hates about being a woman. This may take some time. more

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