ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Charting the Transformation in Poland's Feminist Movement

A significant change occurred in the Polish feminist movement in 2006-07. Until then, the major women's groups concentrated almost exclusively on fighting sexual stereotypes and ignored all political and economic issues. This restricted their appeal to middle class women since it was economic issues that were more important for women from the lower classes. It was only when the groups began taking up the latter issues, aligning with left trade unions in some cases and acknowledging political differences among themselves, did they start attracting women from different socio-economic, ethnic and religious categories.
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