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The strike is a pain

14. June of this year, as 28 years ago, half a Million women will lay down their work?
I hope it is very. Until then, there is still a lot to do. The most Important thing is that as many women as possible know about it and existing strike groups and connect myself to organize.

At the weekend, the fourth networking meeting was held for the planning of the new woman's strikes. How's it going?
Super! There are a lot more women were there than I expected – about 50 have worked. The collective has decided, at the Women's March on the 19. January with a own Block to participate. That's what I consider first the collective success, because it means that women from very different contexts show solidarity in the context of the strike process.

can only be Reached by urban women, or even the seller are, single mothers, or Housewives?
We will always be various, even though many of us are bildungsnah and already politically active. It is important to us that women are from different professional and social contexts, part of the movement. The VPOD mobilized, therefore, women from specific professional groups, such as teachers, nurses or administrative staff. Another group mobilized migrants, and a third takes on the role of older women. With women, I mean always women*, so all people who identify as women.

you are also in the strike collective in the Zurich Oberland active. Do you notice a difference?
In the Zürcher Oberland, it is striking to me that many women just because of the structures that we want to fight, little time for women's concerns. You care for needy relatives or neighbors, and are active in the club – all work that is not paid. Others are so precarious, that they can deal only with Survival. Women's issues and the reflection on the role that the society of women allocates still, then slip on the To-do list to the bottom. When the space is created for the first time, the women come from the Tell.

a strike is the right course of action? Critical voices say that the method is deprecated. to judge
The myriad of strike groups in the whole of Switzerland, seems to be the strike to motivate as a political Form of very many women. The strike is the process of creating new discourses, courage and pain, where the Absence of women leaves a blank space behind. He is so in pain everywhere! Women will not stop against structures to rebel, the position as incomplete, and available deviation from a male Norm.

How to fight against structures?
By addressed and changed. A educated white woman is otherwise discriminated against as a black woman with higher education, because the Latter undergoes, in spite of their good education for acting like a racist, which the Former is not exposed. And what if the woman is still a lesbian? Then you will be discriminated against often. On the hierarchical structure, which produces multiple discrimination, we want to talk and Alternative life.

From discrimination but also affected men.
Yes, of course, but the Patriarchal structures in which we live, encourage you. You can do it in a Small watch; the arguments of men are weighted in meetings, for example, is much higher than that of women. Of course, men's groups belong to the Disadvantaged. What's happening today, politically, is that the discriminated groups are pitted against each other, so the exploited workers against low-paid foreigners. To the structures, nothing changes. We want to confront.

Straight women, which are strongly dependent on their Jobs: don't Bring her in danger by calling a strike, angered by your employer?
employers who dismiss women if they fight for equality would have to face in the present time with a very big Reputation. The take a few. The more women participate, the better it is, of course. Strike can have many forms – to put an hour together in front of the office and drink coffee.

What men should do in the meantime?
The child care during the strike or for all of the cooking. The ideas are set no limits. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 07.01.2019, 14:11 PM

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