A still from the play Ideal (M)other. Photo: Nada Žgank A still from the play Ideal (M)other. Photo: Nada Žgank
Round table
9. 10., 12.00–14.00

To Have or Not to Have Children?
Round table

In Slovenian
Free entrance

The video streaming of the event can be followed on the festival website.

Speakers: Eva D. Bahovec, Pia Brezavšček, Polona Mesec, Tamara Podlesnik, Petra Polanič, Dali Regent

The decision to have a child is among the most disputed problems faced by the new generation of women, especially feminists. Why do women still choose to have children – what is the female desire? Following Freud, Julia Kristeva and Shoshana Felman tried to find an answer to this question; while in her book Why Have Children? (2012), Christine Overall proposed the burden of proof be reversed – why only ask women without children and not women with children to give their reasons, too? The round table will discuss both the theoretical concepts as well as the practical circumstances, juxtaposing different perspectives.

Concept by: Eva D. Bahovec; organised by: Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana; co-organised by: City of Women.

Foto: Nada Žgank

Video: Ivana Vidali, Tina Šulc Resnik, Montaža: Urša B. Potokar

Video: Tina Šulc, Ivana Vidali, Matjaž Rušt