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April 1, 2014

Anti-feminist campaign targets German gender quota proposal

Facebook campaign by 'Alternative for Germany' party provokes online debate over role of feminism in society.

Photo via Junge Alternative für Deutschland Facebook.

An anti-feminist Facebook campaign initiated by the conservative "Alternative for Germany" (AfD) party is generating criticism from feminists in the country. 

The "I Am Not a Feminist" campaign responds to Germany's ongoing debate over a proposal to mandate 30 per cent of non-executive company board seats to women. Responding to the proposed gender quota, young AfD members posted photos with signs explaining why feminism to them is an outdated ideology. 


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