The Women’s Salon by the Heidelberg IWC is a monthly English-language talk and discussion on current, changing and challenging topics all related to women. From feminism and #MeToo to intersectionality and emotional labor, we want to talk about it all. Intimate and inviting, this will be a place to learn more about the issues in our lives, culture and world; a time where we can talk about it and share our own stories; and a space to foster ideas, opinions and conversations.
Historically, salons are associated with the French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, and are defined as a gathering of people for the purpose of literature, art or discussion.
Topics change monthly and are moderated by an HIWC Member. There is recommended reading for each session to guide the discussion and to expand our knowledge and vocabulary. We encourage you to join us and participate in whichever way you feel comfortable. Please note that while the Women's Salon is open to non-members, it is a female-only safe space.
Topic: Sexism in Politics
We know it's there but sometimes it's hard to put your finger on exactly what makes the differences between men and women so much more defined when it comes to politics and leadership. With the emergence of several female candidates for president in the United States, badly behaving male politicians in Australia, and one of the strongest leaders in Europe being a woman, sexism in politics cannot be ignored. Let's talk about it.
"A Woman, Just Not That Woman": How Sexism Plays Out on the [Campaign] Trail
Despite appearances, women don't rule in Germany: The rise of women to the pinnacle of German politics doesn't mean equality has been achieved—far from it
Girls reluctant to pursue a life of politics cite sexism as key reason
I don't hate women candidates—I just hated Hillary and coincidentally I'm starting to hate Elizabeth Warren [*This is a satirical article]
Sexism in politics? It's a global problem
A Clip From the TV Show "Scandal": Lisa Kudrow in epic speech on sexism in politics
Transportation: All tram lines at stop Bismarckplatz, then a 5 minute walk; tram lines 23, 25 at Brückenstraße stop
Parking: Parkhaus Brückenkopf Neuenheim, 69120 Heidelberg
Contact: Christine Funke, firstname.lastname@example.org, +49 151 1749 6660