Whether #metoo or the protests in Iran: In recent years there have been numerous occasions where women have stood up for each other. A principle that the feminists of the 1970s already propagated - it is not for nothing that one of their most famous slogans was: Sisterhood is powerful!
But what does that actually mean: sisterhood as a principle? The feminist movement is a good example of how sisterhood and solidarity among women are not simply a given. Because social movements are diverse, and even if there is a common goal, there are different views on how to achieve it. Sisterhood is more than networking, more than female solidarity. It is a political practice.
Julia Korbik deals with the principle of sisterhood and wants to understand what it can look like - and what prevents it. She questions feminism in recent years and explores this topic using personal anecdotes, examples from literature, pop culture, history and society in an inspiring, nuanced and curious way.
Julia Korbik is a freelance journalist and author in Berlin. Her most recent publication by Rowohlt was “Oh, Simone! Why we should rediscover Beauvoir,” which enticed numerous readers to delve anew into Simone de Beauvoir’s work and life. Her journalistic focus is politics and pop culture from a feminist perspective.
An event organized by Literatur LIVE in cooperation with Rowohlt Verlag and Thalia Bookstore.