The exhaustion of women

March 28, 2023, 4:00 p.m. (CEST)

Time: 3/28/23, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Dr. Franziska Schutzbach (sociologist, author, gender researcher and lecturer at the University of Basel)
Meeting mode: in presence
Venue: University of Stuttgart
Campus Vaihingen
Room 0.009
Pfaffenwaldring 5 A
70569  Stuttgart
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Between emancipation and exhaustion: Having to be successful in all areas, being available around the clock - whether in your professional, family or sex life - this is the female reality. Society's demand for availability and the supposedly female drive for perfection stand in the way of gender equality - in the workplace and in science.

Women must adopt masculine behaviors in order to be successful, and yet they are always walking a fine line: Women should be determined but not too determined, strong but not too strong, and they are still also expected to be caring and considerate. Whether in management positions or simply as an employee, women face tougher repercussions and less generosity when they make mistakes. Men must often do less to achieve the same goals because they are often still less involved in caring for children or family members and they face fewer sanctions if they fail to meet society's expectations. 

Dr. Franziska Schutzbach's latest publication "Die Erschöpfung der Frauen  - Wider die weibliche Verfügbarkeit" (The Exhaustion of Women. Against Female Disposability) was published in October 2021 to much acclaim.

Following the event, you are cordially invited to join in conversation with Dr. Franziska Schutzbach and other attendees.

A registration [de] is requested, as only a maximum of 50 people can participate.

The event is jointly organised by the Cluster of Excellence SimTech and the Gender Equality Office.

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