Warsaw contention

Polish women rally in support of equal rights and better work opportunities.

By Rebecca Traister
March 6, 2006 7:21AM (UTC)
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More than 2,000 Polish women rallied in Warsaw on Sunday in support of equal rights and better work opportunities, in a demonstration organized by the country's leading feminist and lesbian rights groups. Marchers walked through Warsaw's historic district, calling for attention to the rights "of minorities -- religious, sexual, and other types." Some of the protesters voiced opposition to the country's conservative government's plan to create a national educational institute to teach young Poles "patriotism and Christian values." The rally was planned to coincide with International Women's Day on Wednesday.

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Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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