Metka Mencin Čeplak

Metka Mencin Čeplak is a psychologist and scholar of feminism who previously served as an MP during the period of independence as well as president of the parliamentary Commission for Women’s Politics. Now an assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Čeplak was at the centre of the struggle to implement and preserve Article 55 of the Slovenian Constitution, which states that persons are free to decide whether to bear children. The Article represents the foundation for the right to abortion and is a constant target of the Slovenian Catholic Church and populist rightwing political parties.

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Cover for: Struggles for equality: Feminism in Slovenia

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.

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