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Hope for Germany after all!

May 1, 2008

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Germany’s Neo-Housewives Spark Debate on Gender Roles

The 262 pages behind the pink cover of “The Eva Principle” are full of anti-feminist anger. Herman feels that nothing less than the survival of the country is at stake — Germans will “die out” if women don’t change their behavior, she says. She sees herself as courageously breaking a “taboo” by criticizing women’s liberation.

“Let’s just say it loud,” Herman writes. “We women have overburdened ourselves — we allowed ourselves to be too easily seduced by career opportunities.” She recommends women exchange the cold sphere of work for the “colorful world of children” and discover their “destiny of nurturing the home environment.”

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