Read like a girl

Malala Yousafzai advocates for girls’ education, while Greta Thunberg demands climate action. Thankfully, they don’t compete with each other for fame. They do, however, challenge assumptions about what can and cannot be done in politics. Especially by girls. For the European Week of the Girl, Eurozine offers reads which may help girls navigate the treacherous swamps of international politics.

Antonija Letinić looks into what media literacy should offer to youth growing up in an age of digital transformation and of political turmoil:

Robert Brier asks why feminism was so dreaded by Soviet-era dissidents:

Zsófia Lóránd revisits the legacy of Yugoslav women’s movements:

Ayşe Durakbaşa surveys the history of feminism in Turkey:

Layli Fouroudi examines what the Arab Spring brought for Tunisian women:

Yemisi Akinbobola analyses obstacles to female advancement in Nigeria, which forces women to constantly negotiate, assess, and to strategically choose which fights they can fight and which they have to let slide, for the sake of their security:

This topical article is based on the editorial published in our 20/2019 newsletter. You can subscribe here to get bi-weekly updates about the latest publications and news on partner journals. Check further topicals here.

Published 1 October 2019
Original in English

Johann Georg Meyer, Girl reading (oil on canvas, 1848), Milwaukee Museum. Photo by quirkyjazz on Flickr.


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