This book demonstrates that sisterhood and common struggle do exist in the eastern Europe and that there is a movement demanding change, making moves, and addressing oppressive conditions. It introduces the women of Bulgaria to the women of Serbia and the women of Hungary to the women of Poland.
Table of Contents
Disparaging Digressions -- Is Sisterhood Really Global? -- Poland -- The New Right and Fundamentalism -- Women’s Situation in the Process of Change in Poland -- Ban on Abortion in Poland. Why? -- Foundations of the Law -- The Polish Woman of Today -- Opportunities for Feminist Perspectives -- Lesbians in the Middle -- Slovakia and the Czech Republic -- Women’s Priorities and Visions -- McDonald’s, Terminators, Coca Cola Ads—and Feminism? -- Women and Violence -- The Change in Reproductive Behavior in the Czech Republic -- A Lesbian -- Men Are Burglars of Extraterrestrial Origin! -- Hungary -- The Construction of Women’s Case -- The Feminist Network -- Hungarian Abortion Legislation -- Protesting Porn -- Gypsy Women -- The Making of a Women’s Movement in Hungary After 1989 -- Romania -- Ana’s Land -- The Future is Feminist -- Maria Antoaneta Ciochirca -- Bulgaria -- The Bulgarian Women’s Movement -- My Weakness Is My Strength -- Forked Tongue -- Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia -- Serbia -- Nationalism and Serb Women -- Being a Woman -- Homeland as a Form of Women’s Disloyalty -- Belgrade Feminists -- A Call for Action -- Croatia -- For Women, About Women, by Women -- The Center for Women War Survivors -- Confessions of a “Yugo-Nostalgic” Witch -- Bread and Roses -- Something Unexpected -- The Lesbian Question -- Slovenia -- It’s a Shame! -- Women and Politics -- Nationalism and Gender in Postsocialist Societies -- Women Without Identity -- Appendix -- About the Book and Editor