Even though I'm not surprised by the outcome of the German parlamentary elections, I still feel like I'm gonna puke (the AFD - far far far right, some of them just simply nazis - is the 3rd strongest party). If anything, this shows we have to speak up against sexism, racism, fascism. We have to take a stand for equality and against discrimination & hate.
Dr. Angela Merkel will (if a "Jamaica coalition" can be agreed on) be staying chancelor of Germany. She has been in office since 2005 (meaning this would be her fourth term), she is the first female chancellor of Germany and also has a PhD in Physics. She is a strong politician - while some hate her guts, for others she is the "new leader of the free world". From a feminist point of view, a female chanecellor is a symbol, you grow up knowing you can totally be the leader of the country. But “just as Obama did not end structural racism in [US] America, Merkel has not ended structural sexism in Germany” as activist Anne Wizorek said it very well in an interview with #thenewyorktimes .
And if you read this far: What picture do you have of Angela Merkel in your country? What is your way to be active against hate?
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