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J. Joksimović: The talk on emancipation and birth rate continues

August 16 2021 | Belgrade

J. Joksimović: The talk on emancipation and birth rate continues

The point is that the colleague again labelled women with one or no children as unsuited to express their opinion on the matters of emancipation and birth rate. And in particular, this urge to check how many children someone has unfortunately shows the limits of an obdurate pattern of thinking. 

Our cultural suitcase if full of old things, especially those with the labels still on, which are seemingly supposed to label those with children who have the right to an opinion and those without children who are not relevant interlocutors, but who have miraculously even managed to become ministers, so they do have some say. 

It is obvious that there are people who do not understand that, in order to be successful, political conservativism today must not be built on the postulates of the 19th-century social conservativism which is distrustful of everything that is new in society, and particularly it must not regress a woman’s role only to motherhood as the sole potential for her self-accomplishment, or even worse, to see her through the lens of her contribution to society only through preserving the birth rate.