Tonight the temporary exhibition “Kümmernis – a re-discovered cult figure” will be opened at the women’s museum Meran, Italy. It tells the story of the legendary Saint Kümmernis from medieval Europe who became the patroness for women in Europe throughout centuries.
The legend tells the story of a young princess who should have been married off to the enemey by her father. In order to escape this destiny she asked god for help and he grew her a beard. Her father was so angry about his wilful daughter and crucified her. Images from a woman with a beard on the cross have fascinated people throughout centuries and is still present today.
Website women’s museum Meran, Italy
Tomorrow the women’s museum Hittisau hosts an evening around the topic of gender roles in the process of integration.
The two researchers Dr.in Eva Grabherr and Mag.a Caroline Manahl will present their research findings around questions like: Which gender roles are brought to Europe by migrants? How do they influence integration and life the society? How important is religion in this process? What influence have categories like gender and age in this matter? How do gender roles change during the process of integration?
Since International Women’s Day 2016 the campaign inVISIBLEwomen started by Terri Bell Halliwell in the UK is calling for more plinths for women in the UK. And this is not before time, given that the 85% of civic statues that are of men and arguably form the UK’s oldest subliminal ad-campaign for the patriarchy.
Terri Bell-Halliwell writes about the latest progress:
Now one and a half years later aviator Amy Johnson’s words “believe nothing to be impossible” begin to ring true; we are witnessing a change in attitudes to civic statues.
There is a quiet, persistent power in a civic statue.
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