Girls don’t Cry

Europe, Why Women Count

lithuania2Aiste Paskauskaite was shocked when her boyfriend broke off their relationship after she told him she was a feminist. Feminism in Lithuania today is seen as outdated, aggressive, man-hating. “If we look at the kind of feminine image advocated in our women’s magazines,” says Margarita Jankauskaite at the Center for Equality Advancement, “they are very materialistic, most of the time [women] are presented as beautiful dolls – gorgeous, sexy and passive.” But for Aisha and her friends, the equality debate is ongoing. “For me,” says one, “feminism is connected with change. I call myself a feminist consciously, because I am working towards change.”

Production: Era Film

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Girls don’t Cry
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