women

Back to the Kitchens, Churches and Children. Women during the Period of Autonomy, 1938 – 1939

Škorvanková, Eva

The status of women living in modern day Slovakia has significantly changed since the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic. Women have gained civil rights and freedoms as well as the right to vote. Following the declaration of autonomy, the process of the elimination of democratic rights and freedoms had emerged as the establishment of a model for an authoritarian state was implemented. The ruling conservative political elites of the HSĽS (Hlinka’s Slovak People’s Party) fully disclosed their views on the so-called natural role of womankind.

Nová žena Journal in Attack and Defence: WWII in the Catholic Women's Union Journal

Zavacká, Marína

The paper focuses on the war career of the Nová žena journal, more precisely, on war-time strategies applied by a journal exhibiting specific features. The first one is that the Nová žena was not only for women, but entirely women´s – written and run by women only. The next typical feature was the lasting political and ideological orientation towards neutral Vatican, which was a source of permanent contradictions with the official propaganda contents preferred by the war-time Slovak state.

A Sad Story from Sad Times: Two Wars in the Family Life of the Writer Tereza Vansová

Šuchová, Xénia

The family history of the writer Tereza Vansová (1857-1942) was affected by two world wars. She lived through the Great War and World War II as an adult person – as the wife, later widow of an Evangelical pastor, socially engaged member of the Slovak intelligentsia aware of their national identity. There is no doubt that her distinguished position in society and her religion as well as her social status determined the character of her personal and family experience; furthermore, they influenced her conditions during and after the wars in terms of the applied "strategies of survival".

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