In the Long Run, Only Power Helps!


Saturday, April 1, 2023, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
In the long run only power helps ... !?
By and with Yvonne P. Doderer
Language: German

Feminist theories and practices have expanded in many ways since the beginnings of the Second or New Women's Movement in the 1970s. The associated questions, insights and activist strategies affect almost all social fields, spaces and discourses, including the respective subjects and actors. On different levels and in parts, social changes could be set in motion. In other areas, however, prevailing gender relations – especially when intertwined with other social categories and classifications – prove to be extremely persistent and hardly changeable, especially with regard to the necessities of structural and social transformations. Against this background, this workshop will focus on the question of whether there were theoretical as well as practical-activist approaches in the early days of the New Women's Movement that are not only possibly still relevant in the 21st century, but could also provide further impulses for thought and action and be made productive.

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 7 p.m.
Discussion with representatives of Wildwasser Stuttgart e.V., FF*GZ - Feminist Women's Health Center Stuttgart e.V. and others.
Moderation: Yvonne P. Doderer

As a result of the feminist activism of the early Second or New and Autonomous Women's Movement, a number of women's projects have emerged in Stuttgart. Some projects had to be abandoned, others were able to consolidate and professionalize themselves until today. In view of the very slow changes in gender relations in many areas of society, it is no surprise that these are projects that are related to the social field. In Stuttgart, these are the Women's Health Center (FF*GZ), the counseling center Wildwasser Stuttgart e.V., which advises women who have experienced sexualized violence, and the association Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., which, in addition to offering counseling, also operates a women's shelter for women who have experienced domestic violence in Stuttgart.


Eröffnung Frauencafé- und Kulturzentrum SARAH e.V.
(Opening of the Women’s Café and Culture Center SARAH e.V.), 1978
(founded November 11, 1978)
Excerpt, SDR November 13, 1978

Wir wollen alles (We Want It All), 2006
By Julia Preuschel, Gabriele Reitermann
Documentary film, 55 min
Commissioned by the Feministische Frauen*gesundheitszentrum Stuttgart e.V. (Feminist Women’s Health Center Stuttgart e.V.) and Wildwasser Stuttgart e.V. and with the kind support of the Frauenzentrum Stuttgart e.V. (Women’s Center Stuttgart e.V.)

“Thirty years of the women’s and lesbian movement in Stuttgart. Women who fight, militantly, creatively, passionately, with joy and desire, for their visions, dreams, and goals. Enthusiasm, persuasive power for the cause against the background of the social reality of women’s lives around the world, a knowledge of connectedness and solidarity, and not least tenacity helped to overcome resistance point by point. Successfully! Women-specific projects, offerings, and institutions were created, and laws were amended. Even today, true equality and genuinely equal status for women and girls has not been achieved. Protection and freedom alone are not enough—we want it all! The documentary deals with public actions and focuses on the topic of women’s health using the example of the FFGZ Feministisches Frauengesundheitszentrum Stuttgart (Feminist Women’s Health Center Stuttgart e.V.) and violence against women using the example of Wildwasser Stuttgart.

Women’s Health: Brigitte Schmalzl, Vita Rittenauer, Micha Scho?ller, Silvia Koziolek, Doris Braune, Greta Schuler, Nicola Lang, Ulrike Rebstock, Anne Schmidt, Christin Wegener; Women Against Violence: Christa Bosler, Renate Karcher, Marlene Reißle, Marie-Luise Stöger; Women’s Forum: Fri Votteler; Additional cast: Bergit Falter, Gertrud Moll, Inge Neidhardt, Brigitte Schumm, Sony Specht, Uta Wagner; Thanks to: Hella Böhm, Camera: Fraueninfotage, Cora Schäfer, Camera: Frauenstreiktag

Burning Batter, what if (Christine Marie Krüger, Susanne Paulus, Runa Reineke, Sibylle Wals, Fender Schrade); Always Ultra, cleo punk (Susi Brändle, Kathrin Kipp, Moni Nagler, Birgit Neugebauer); Schneewittchen, Unter dem Pflaster, Die Emma (Angi Domdey, Anka Hauter, Bruni Regenbogen, Rotraut Colberg); Lieder von Frauen, Frauenzentrumslied, Frauen auf die Barrikaden

Thanks to
Verlag Frauenoffensive

Die Rote Zora (Red Zora), 2000
Video, 28 min
German with subtitles
Concept, camera, editing: Oliver Ressler
Interviewees: Corinna Kawaters, Erika Feyerabend
Narrator: Marian Schönwiese
Translation: Lisa Rosenblatt

Frauen bildet Banden. Eine Spurensuche zur Geschichte der Roten Zora. Dokumentarfilm zur feministischen Militanz der 1970er und 1980er Jahre in der BRD
(Women, Form Gangs.Tracking the History of Red Zora. Documentary film on the feminist militancy of the 1970s and 1980s in the Federal Republic of Germany), 2019
By FrauenLesbenFilmCollectif LasOtras
Documentary film, German with subtitles, approved for ages 12 and older, 75 min

“Rote Zora (Red Zora) was a clandestinely organized militant women’s group in the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1970s and 1980s. The feminist group grew out of the context of the Revolutionary Cells. Its activities were directed, among other things, against everyday violence against women, genetic and reproductive technologies, population policy, and international conditions of exploitation as the expression of patriarchal domination. Central were the self-empowerment of women-lesbians and a break with the peaceableness attributed to them. Accounts by various contemporary witnesses and interviews with a historian and former Zoras bring the history of Red Zora and the women’s movement of the time back to life. Historical recordings of the women’s and students’ movement in the Federal Republic of Germany bring back memories of the struggles of the time. Women-lesbians from other countries tell of their encounter with these politics today. The film shows that many of Red Zora’s themes are highly topical today and offers an abundance of stimulating material for discussing present-day treatment of this history.”

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