Feminist Library

Feminist Library

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As the results of the 2012 elections show, on average in party lists women stood at 23%, however, in the end when in the parliament their overall share amounted to only 10.7% (now down to 10%). This fact already shows the ineffectiveness of the applied gender quota. 

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In spite of the efforts invested both by the state, civil society and international community, the reality shows that there is no common understanding of the “gender” and related terms and, what is more, there is overuse and at the same time misunderstanding of those, what leads to deflected discourse on gender equality and (re-)produces misinterpretations and further stereotypes.

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It is not surprising that the concept of masculinity is so normalized within the army that it is not being questioned at all. In most societies, masculinity is generally not perceived as something, which needs to be scrutinized.

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It’s about money, but it's also about time."

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The idea of worker's leisure is so shocking for the privileged classes they they create the as if poor do not know what to do with it. Thus, leisure becomes accessible for underprivileged only in a form of punishment - as a result of unemployment. 

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Cultural essentialism is destructive for feminist agenda. Full esay is available in Georgian.

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Article explores the new Georgian bodies, which have emerged as a result of the merging of global and local values. Full article is available only in Georgian.

 
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Prostitution is based on the idea that men have unlimited access to a female body  and sexuality. Also, it assumes the necessity of satisfaction of the male sexual needs. Full article is available only in Georgian.

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Georgia is the only country in the world, where anti-gay demonstrations have a longer history than  those supporting LGBT rights. Full article is available only in Georgian.

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Gender-based violence is the cause and the negative outcome of women’s multidimensional disadvantages in social and political life. The contributing factors can be divided into structural and cultural categories.

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It would not be superfluous to note that some women artists were the protagonists of a style characterized as strongman painting, one heavily invested with simulations of male artistic practices, and which adhered to the aesthetic models common to Armenian traditional painting and art.

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One of the most interesting aspects of lesbian feminism is the idea of separatism, which implies emotional, social, sexual, economic and political separation from men and patriarchal institutions. Article is available in Georgian.

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In advertising and magazines, women are usually portrayed as young, slim and with beauty that meets the accepted standards. Women with this kind of appearance are often associated with sex objects.

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Beauty myths are used against women, Naomi Wolf States. The article is available only in Georgian.

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Sexual harrassment in the public spaces is the least debated issue and the form of invisible discrimination. The article is available only in Georgian.

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According to international reports, Armenia is on 103rd place among 142 countries by the index of women’s political participation.

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19th century was marked by the phenomenon of women public activism, and the emergence and development of women’s social organizations. Women entered the public sphere in a triumphal procession, and the impact they left on the Armenian culture is undeniable.

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Independence, that apparently have had the ambition of having solved the liberation of nations from the Soviet rule, discarded March 8. Instead, April 7 now was the Day of Motherhood unobstructed introduced to the calendar.

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The presentation of myths about feminism circulated in the Armenian society should start from the study of stereotypes in countries where feminist approaches have received extensive legal and cultural legitimization.

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The article deals with the topic of "difference", which seems a simple issue but provokes controversieas and debates. Full article is available only in Georgian.

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Coming-out has a ritualised meaning - you kind of mark the day in a calendar as a turning point. Usually, it happens once for the people around, but for us, coming-out means a new daily routine. 

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The article reviews one year history, challenges and results of Georgian Women's Movement, which started in November 2014 as a response to the numerous femicide cases. Read full article in Georgian.

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The article discusses issues of equality according to Orthodox Theology. Full article is available only in Georgian.

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Russian Nadezhda Suslova became the first female student at the University of Zürich in 1866. Her words: "I am the first, but not the last" had come true. Georgian women also studied in Zürich.

Chapter from the Georgian translation of publication "Thirty Years of Bundestag Presence: A Tally of the Greens’ Impact on the Federal Republic of Germany’s Political Life and Public Culture". A. Markovits's and J. Klaver's essay.

 

1917 year, newspaper "Voice of a Georgian Woman", author: Kato Mikeladze.
Kato responds to the National Congress, where she was denied to read her speech.

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This article is an attempt to analyze movements against feminist in a theoretical framework.

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Article discusses modern feminist activism in Georgia.

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Article aims to analyze women's representation in Georgian movies from feminist perspective.

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Very often, we hear an assumption, that woman painter/composer/writer cannot be a genius. To what extent is this idea wrong? Maybe, we deal with the history fraud.

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The article analyzes history of development of the image of "Femme Fatale". 

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The article critically discusses women's role according to Christian theology. 

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The article describes history of women's movement and its main actors. Also, readers will be given an opportunity to connect history of western feminist ideas to the Georgian reality.

Intro

We are pleased to present educational feminist materials, which were created under different projects at our office.  We hope that the scarce literature about feminism in Georgian language will be enriched by these articles and will become more available for the broader public.

 

Newest Publications

In this collection of articles various manifestations of gender discrimination on different levels and in different areas in Armenian society is presented.

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