In the previous episodes Emilia has told us all about Angela Merkel’s youth. It is now time to discover her complex relationship with feminism and to learn about her first years as a woman Minister operating in a man’s world. We find out how she made her voice heard on the legislation on abortion and how she turned a ski accident into an occasion to fill the gaps in her knowledge on women’s rights in Western Germany.
The guests featured in this episode are: Michèle Alliot Marie, former Minister of Defense, Minister of Justice, and Minister of International affairs of France; Joyce Mushaben, political scientist, former Professor at Georgetown University and author of Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic, and Florence Autret, journalist and author of Angela Merkel. Une Allemande (presque) comme les autres.
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🎧 Listen to Merkel in a men’s world?, the third episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.
🎧 Listen to Angie Kasner, a young girl stuck between East and West Germany, the first episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.
🎧 Listen to Angie and I, the pilot episode of My question to Angela Merkel series.
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