Julia Kristeva is a literary theorist, psychoanalyst, author and philosopher. Since 1965, she has lived and worked in Paris, where she has held a professorship at Paris Diderot University since 1973. Kristeva is an enthusiastic European. Her early work was influential to the development of gender studies theory, though she rejects the primacy of collective identity, and with it the “feminist” label.
Julia Korbik is an editor at The European. Born in Germany’s industrial heartland, she studied European Studies, Communication and Journalism in France and Germany – and was irritated by reading list which only contained male authors. Korbik worked for NDR radio, the multilingual European online magazines Cafebabel.com and The Euros as well as for the “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung” (WAZ). Her first book “Stand Up. Feminismus für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene” (engl. “Stand Up. Feminism for Beginners and Advanced Learners”) was published at Rogner & Bernhard’s in 2014.
Luce Irigaray is a Belgian-born French feminist, philosopher, linguist, psycholinguist, psychoanalyst, sociologist and cultural theorist. Her books include Speculum of the Other Woman, and This Sex Which Is Not One.
Anne-Marie Slaughter served as Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department from January 2009 until February 2011. She is currently Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and was formerly Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Slaughter is president of the New America Foundation.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is a literary theorist and cultural critic. She is a professor at Columbia University, where she cofounded the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Her areas of focus include 19th- and 20th-century literature, the politics of culture, feminism, Marxism, and globalization. She has published numerous academic and literary books.
Nikita Dhawan is Professor of Political Theory and Gender Studies at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria and Director of the “Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies”, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Publications include Decolonizing Enlightenment: Transnational Justice, Human Rights and Democracy in a Postcolonial World (ed., 2014).
To this day, women are still the weaker sex. This is not only bad for women, it is bad for everyone – especially for men.
Women’s equality is directly linked to Europe’s overall well-being. Only by overcoming gender inequality can we truly lay the foundations for the continent’s future.
Women have to be good-looking; men don’t. Especially in Hollywood.
According to former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter, “women still can’t have it all.” She sat down with Florian Guckelsberger and Julia Korbik to discuss women in the workplace, the end of men, and why we shouldn’t expect female leaders to raise women’s issues.