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Discussion on the topic of gender


Wednesday, 1. April 2020, 18:00 - 20:00 o'clock


Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Wilhelmstraße 49, 10117 Berlin

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Gender Roles in a Digital (Working) World


Roughly a year ago we witnessed the modernization of the personal status law: no longer, are we limited to the duality of having to identify as “Male” or “Female” on official forms; now, we can choose the option “Diverse.” Why is a gender section still included in birth registration when the lines between the genders are becoming increasingly blurred? Simultaneously, the power struggle between the genders appears to have escalated: women continue their struggle for “half of everything” while men are struggling with the reformulation of the male identity. Digitization here also plays an essential role as it revolutionizes the working world and with it, gender roles such as the traditional division of labour. Within the context of the digitalization of our society, will our societies become more just, and what does the gender question mean for the working world of tomorrow are points of discussion for the sixth Night Shift on the topic of gender.

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