Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Absence of Solidarity

What a shocking, but entirely unsurprising, piece about Poland on Woman's Hour. "Women" were defined as "radical feminists" as if the two terms were precisely synonymous.

At one point, a Polish interviewee had to intervene to correct what Jenni Murray clearly assumed was her self-evident view that Poland was a feminist paradise before the fall of the Soviet Bloc.

There was, of course, no discussion of quite why a country emerging from Stalinism felt that enacting protections for the child in the womb was one of the first things that needed to be done.

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