Under the patriarchy, women’s sexuality is not seen as a source of power – it is seen as a source of shame. The case of German Green politician Renate Künast who became a victim of online hate speech earlier this year, demonstrates why.
A German gynaecologist got fined for providing information about abortion on her website. Citizens now demand the abolishment of the paragraph 219a in the criminal code, which the verdict is based upon.
Der Paragraph 219a des deutschen Strafgesetzbuches verbietet es Gynäkologen, über Abtreibungen zu informieren. Er sollte schnellstmöglich abgeschafft werden – denn Frauen haben das Recht auf Information.