The Polish government’s attempt to abolish abortion rights in 2016 was one battle in a historical civil war, in a country where modernization has always been at the expense of sexual equality. But the Black Monday protests against the proposed laws have since been co-opted or have faded out for lack of mainstream appeal. Rebellion has now gone underground in art created by women.
Historian of literature, art critic, and researcher affiliated to the Laboratory of Gender and Sexuality Studies CNRS / 8 Paris / Paris Ouest. Columnist for the journal Czas Kultury. Co-founder of the feminist association of Polish women in Belgium ‘Elles sans frontiers’ and member of the Program Council of Women’s Congress in Poland and of its counterpart in Belgium.