“In the Czech Republic, there is a very strong belief that women are primarily responsible for taking care of children and the household,” Silvie Lauder, a journalist for the Respekt weekly, explains one of the reasons why women in the Czech Republic are worse off than most European women according to the equality index. . The data was published by the European Institute for Gender Equality. What are we lagging behind the most? And how difficult is it to be a woman in the Czech Republic?
You can watch the entire interview in the introductory video or listen to it in your favorite podcast app. What were its main themes?
0:30-3:52 According to the equality index, why is the Czech Republic the worst in terms of the position of women in society? According to the journalist of the Respekt weekly, have we ever been better off compared to the rest of Europe, or are we still behind in the rankings?
3:52-6:04 What stereotypes about women persist in the labor market and prevent them from advancing in their careers?
6:04-11:12 According to Lauder, what is the reason for the attitude towards women here? Are men in a “gender trap” today? And does the Czech Republic have a chance to improve?
11:12-16:14 Did Silvie Lauder herself feel that she had a hard time just because she was a woman? In what? Do they think that the change will take place along with the generational change or is it not so clear cut?
16:14-19:40 Is the media environment with the position of women in leadership positions something exceptional, or does it just reflect the state of affairs in the rest of society?
19:40-24:30 About why feminism does not have a good reputation in the Czech Republic.
24:30-28:06 Tens of thousands of women recently went on strike in Iceland due to unequal pay, can Lauder imagine a similar strike in the Czech Republic?