Liberal feminism has completely overlooked class and other axes of inequality and subjugation, says Metka Mencin Čeplak, as the economically and politically imposed commodification of women comes to the fore, warns Mirjana Ule. What is to be done? In interview, two leading Slovenian feminists consider the options in light of a century of feminist thought.
Opening up a space for gender
Hiring staff and selecting contributors is dependent on quality, qualifications and specialist skills but not gender, writes Dialogi editor-in-chief Emica Antoncic. Gender-oriented quotas are therefore not an option and would not deal with the root causes of inequality anyway.
ECC for survival
A flurry of creative activity in the Slovenian city of Maribor, one of the European Capitals of Culture 2012, obscures the absence of a coherent and sustainable concept for the city’s cultural sector. Independent publishers like Dialogi are left facing an uncertain future.