Women as zoa politica or Why There Could Never Be a Women’s Party. An Arendtian-Inspired Phenomenology of Female Political Subject

  • Maria RobaszkiewiczEmail author
Part of the Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences book series (WHPS, volume 1)


Let me begin by telling a story: on the 24 October 1975, women of Iceland went on strike. For one day, 90% of women refused to work, cook and take care of children. Instead, they came together to demonstrate and demand gender equality. In Reykjavik alone, 25,000 women gathered in the Downtown Square. Impressive bird’s-eye photographs of the rally show thousands of women of all ages, carrying banners calling for gender equality and equal pay, but most of all protesting against the political under-representation of women. It was the largest of more than 20 rallies throughout the country.


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  1. 1.Paderborn UniversityPaderbornGermany

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