At the end of 2014, the media reported that more and more gynaecologists in public hospitals in Croatia were refusing to perform abortions. In Bulgaria, a woman had to feed her six-month child imported milk because there was a milk shortage, which caused the child to become extremely sick. But on the other hand, it is exactly this kind of emancipation that makes them so passive. Below are some suggested ways to communicate effectively with the blind: 1. Let me not end on this pessimistic note — after all, we are talking about the glass celling while only 500 years ago the Catholic Church was still discussing whether the woman was indeed a human being, whether she had a soul.
Just about everyone lived in apartments then, unless you were special. There are auditory means, such as speech, song, and tone of voice, and there are nonverbal means, such as body language, sign language, Para language, touch, eye contact, through media, i. The ideology of collective solidarity belongs to the past. Drakulic's essays are touching and humorous. The question usually lies between whether nature has molded us and whether we have been nurtured in a specific way. West Berlin capitalized off of the wall and checkpoint, while Drakulic remembers standing in the long lines and being inspected every time she traveled.
The only constant personal presence besides Slavenka is the communitist party, regime and mentality which pervades Eastern European life, mental and physical. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. One of the key explanations as to why the Vietcong gained support was down to the attraction of Communism. Where is the democratic know-how supposed to come from? Politicized in silent yielding opposition to authority, but not politicized to challenge the legitimacy of such an illegitimate regime. After the collapse of communism, most countries in the region experienced a renaissance of nationalism and religion — precisely the two things that were suppressed under communism. We are irritating, excessive, depressing, somehow unlucky.
If anything, to be a feminist was considered to be a kind of a dissident. Poverty sticks out in America; at home, it is ubiquitous and few are beggars. In the West, too, women engage less in politics. Historically, like in many other feudal countries in eastern Europe, the great majority of Croatian women were illiterate. The tight control that the communist government had on tampons made them a luxury.
The private sphere, on the other hand, was dominated by male chauvinism. Since communism controlled to availability of goods, cosmetics were few and far between, and offered no choices. And yet, young women today happily enjoy the benefits of that very same heritage, such as the right to divorce, to sexual freedom, to co-habit outside marriage, and now even same-sex relationships. The post-communist revival of conservative values, nationalism and religion is having an effect on the behaviour of women not only in my small country. Therefore, if a private employer is able to choose between two equal candidates, a man and a woman, he is very likely to choose the man. The other thing that makes this book extremely worthwhile is that it continues to bring home the difference between Eastern Europe and the West.
It was as if women lived in an ideal world, but were not fully aware of it, or failed to appreciate the fact. I found it very thought-provoking. More and more stayed at home, avoiding politics and public life, being persuaded that this was the right thing to do. I really wonder if they are aware that what is going on is the limitation of their right to choose by roundabout means. However, few of these women are main characters. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic was born in 1968.
She recalls a multitude of personal experiences she has had growing up under a communist regime, and the transition from communism to democracy in the late 1980's. I've had overnight guests pick it up to read themselves to sleep and then find themselves still up late into the night because they can't put the book down! Someone else up there was in charge of thinking about that for you. All that has got worse over the past decade. The access or lack thereof that the women had to these things during communist rule turned trivial items into deeply valued and sought after items. I walked around with the same fear, the same hopelessness for the future.
On the one hand, they now stand to lose rights that were, at least formally, established during the communist regime. The truth is people cannot hide behind teammates because success and failures are theirs to bear. People expect solutions to come from someone else — a party, an institution, a leader, an authority — and not from ordinary citizens. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. Not only does it treat women like irresponsible children incapable of making informed decisions or reading instructions, the procedure is often performed at the counter, in range of everybody present. The stories and events often focus on the intense connection Slavenka discovers between material things and expressing one's spirit, individuality and femininity.