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Female street dedications in Berlin : On these road women are signs honored

held While her husband is taking a NAP, she undertook the first longer trip in an automobile, thus demonstrating the suitability of the work: Bertha Benz. Their

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Female street dedications in Berlin : On these road women are signs honored

held While her husband is taking a NAP, she undertook the first longer trip in an automobile, thus demonstrating the suitability of the work: Bertha Benz. Their two sons, should you have to travel from Mannheim to Pforzheim, accompanied with the necessary fuel you bought in a pharmacy. After this, her husband Carl Benz received orders, adds Claudia Gélieu on your wife's tour through the district center, before it stops and on a road sign.

Berlin has been dedicated to the automotive pioneer Bertha Benz, 2005 in the vicinity of the main station there is a road. "Woman's name that have something to do with traffic, had to suddenly" remembers of Gélieu. The political scientist finds this problematic, because the short road at the Steigenberger Hotel will be quickly overlooked. "Why are women honored only half-hearted?", asked by Gélieu. Since the International women's day in 1988, the 58-Year tours, during which you are reminiscent of the women's history of the city.

More than 10 000 streets in Berlin, around 3,000 are named after men, and between 500 and 600 according to women's estimates of Gélieu. Official Figures for the entire city area. In the current implementation regulations to the Berlin road act States: "women are increasingly to be taken into account." However, this does not apply, "if a total urban interests or capital interests are at the naming after a male Person."

Different rules in each of the districts

In the individual districts of Berlin, there are not different rules, it is counted already everywhere. In the middle, about as long as new roads are supposed to be for women appointed to the equality of the sexes is achieved. Of the 767 roads in the district are currently 268 are named after men and 67 women, two pairs. But in spite of the principle of three new streets to the North of invalidenstraße should be named when you are finished, after two women and a man.

daily mirror people Free of charge p, And then Claudia Gélieu deepened their criticism of the new road names. At the Central station there is now eight new streets with women's names, for example, the Minna-Cauer-Straße. It was a main road. "But who remains at the crossroads?", the scientist asks. "Pedestrians are there, anyway." That is a road to Rachel deer, the first Professor of medicine in Germany, was named, there was, however, more sense, Gélieu. Finally, you can see there, the Charité.

Also in Lichtenberg is trying to use women's names for new streets shall notify the district office. Out of a total of 561 roads, 55 for women are there named, and 87 for men. The Numbers match to what is mentioned by Gélieu on your Tour: to The East of the city were elected during the GDR-much more feminine street names than in the former West-Berlin. "In the West rarely women involved in politics have also been selected mainly Actresses," adds Gélieu. In the Eastern part you find, instead, many of the resistance fighters. Wherein, for example, the Clara-Zetkin-Straße, named after the socialist women's rights activist, in 1995 and again in Dorothy street, was baptised in the back – the Name is a nod to the electress of Brandenburg.

In Marzahn-Hellersdorf is, however, an image that to name the tendency of the former GDR capital at all does not fit: only 45 streets of 908 women are named. Similar to how in some Western districts In Steglitz-Zehlendorf, the current share is about five percent. In Neukölln there are at least around 16 percent.

It goes ahead with Berlin's female street plan, even if slow

In Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, a similar rule applies in the middle of it. In 2017, the district Council has also decided that private streets and squares should be named after women, and in particular to lesbian, bisexual, queer, and intersex and transgender people. According to the district office approximately ten percent of the streets and squares, women's names have at the time. A special place for the memory of women, the area around the Mercedes-Benz Arena at the Ostbahnhof – the streets named exclusively after women.

Also in Pankow, was established in 2010, the share of the woman's name, should rise in the road image, a Quote, there are nevertheless. Currently, 24 of 1300 streets and squares female name. Two street names are in process and should be named after women. The district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg, even a list with possible wife's name, which is viewable online.

so It is with Berlin's female street plan, albeit slowly. Of Gélieu can tell some anecdotes to the naming of streets, to raise questions. Why was it named no road in the government district, according to Hannah Arendt, but instead a road at the Holocaust memorial? And why the John Foster has not been named-Dulles-Allee and his sister Eleanor Lansing Dulles? Finally, her Work for Berlin had been particularly important. As a Berlin-Responsible for the US state Department she was instrumental in the construction of the city, and at the time of their Ministry as "the mother of Berlin".

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