Regarding #metoo: Three countries.
The recent history of women’s movements in Germany, Sweden and France.

Tuesday 4th December 2018, 17:30-20:00
Biografen Capitol, Sankt Eriksgatan 82

What does the #Metoo movement mean to women’s history? What has led us to this point? Could #Metoo be seen as a breakthrough or is it a repetition of the past? How does it compare to other movements?

France, Germany and Sweden are three countries with strong feminist traditions, but those traditions are very different from each other. How were these differences reflected in the #Metoo movement and where do the countries stand today?

In a unique collaboration, Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska, Goethe-Institut Schweden and the Institut français de Suède come together to host a discussion on this topic. Three thinkers will discuss recent women’s movements in the context of #Metoo, opening up an international and historical perspective.
The conversation between Mélanie Gourarier (FR), Elisabeth Elgán (SWE) and Sonja Eismann (GER) will be moderated by Rojin Pertow (SWE).

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Sonja Eismann lives in Berlin and is one of the founders and editors of Missy Magazine, a feminist periodical on politics, pop culture, and style. She writes and lectures on topics such as the representation of gender in popular culture, feminist activism, and fashion theory. Amongst her publications are Hot Topic: Popfeminismus heute (2007), Ene Mene Missy. Die Superkräfte des Feminismus (2017) and  Hack’s selbst. Digitales Do-It-Yourself für Mädchen (2015).

Elisabeth Elgán is a professor of History at the university of Stockholm. Her research focuses on the history of feminism and the history of gender equality. She has published on the use of colors as symbols among Swedish feminists in the 20th century and on the gender equality politics in Sweden and France. In 2015, she published Att ge sig själv makt: Grupp 8 och 1970-talets feminism

Mélanie Gourarier 
is a French anthropologist (CNRS/Paris 8). Her works are about masculinity, heterosexuality and seduction. Her latest book, Alpha Male, published by Editions du Seuil in 2017, focuses on the effects of crisis speech on the building and affirmation of contemporary masculinities. She took part in public debates about the #Metoo movement through a collective forum called Can Feminists speak?

Rojin Pertow is editor-in-chief of the satire and culture magazine Galago. She has a background as editor and journalist and is known as one half of the podcasting duo Häxor och kamrater.

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