About female victim myths. German women’s movements and anti-Semitism

Do women have the same need as men to project forbidden impulses onto ‘scapegoats’ or are they not capable of aggressive behaviour and anti-Semitism at all? Are women really the ‘peaceable sex’ as M. Mitscherlich claims?
Decades-long the “new women’s movement” drew an innocent picture of “the woman” during the NS, which quite often led (or leads) to an argumentation belittling the Holocaust.
Contrary to the fact that women enthusiastically contributed to the anti-Semitic exclusion and extinction of Jewish men and women as concentration camp guards or denunciators, in feminist publications they are also often shown as ‘baby producers’ reduced to their mother’s role.
Having pulled the carpet from under the feminist victim myth, based on a critical theory of anti-Semitism we can ask if anti-Semitism satisfies the same needs for women and men, or if the projected contents differ corresponding to the different gender roles.

Ljiljana Radonic currently does research on ‘Second World War in post-socialist museums of commemoration’ and works as a lecturer at Vienna Intitute for Political Science.

The lecture will be given in german but we’ll translate whispering if needed.

May 20th
7pm
@kosmotique; Martin – Luther -Str. 13