“Women in the front row!”
Founded in 1995, Die Frauen boasts 385 members – 99 percent of them, you guessed it, women – with a stronghold in Bavaria. They promote “matriarchal principles”, right down to their refusal to have a party leader (leadership is a patriarchal concept).
Results last elections: 0.06 percent
Historical high: 0.6 percent in the 2004 European elections
Candidates: 10 on party list in Bavaria
Why vote for your party? To express your desire for politics that are not based on the patriarchal principles of violence, war, exploitation and oppression.
Your best slogan? “Women in the front row!”
Your most innovative idea? The abolishment of the patriarchy and the introduction of a matriarchal world order that focuses on the welfare of all individuals.
Make a constitutional change… The Grundgesetz should be expanded to include some principles from the Venezuelan constitution, such as an obligation to protect of the environment, a demand of feminists worldwide.
Immigration? We campaign for every individual’s right to live in the country they choose. Especially asylum seekers. Those who are better off need to adjust their living standards.
The euro? We are against national borders. Germany needs to encourage the eurozone. However, this cannot be achieved by widening the gap between rich and poor. A new direction has to be found.
The NSA scandal? The Stasi is nothing in comparison to this. Instead of keeping citizens under surveillance they should work on identifying and eliminating the cause for terrorism. Could al-Qaida possiby be the fifth column of US imperialism?
Berlin… needs to demand a political system that is not based on patriarchal structures.
Veganism? Eating less meat is good for one’s health and the environment.
Answers by Margot Müller, spokesperson