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You're reading: Sex and politics in Ukraine

Last week, in the United States, conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh made an inappropriate slur against a law student. He apologizes, but some 10 sponsors of his radio show, fearful of negative public opinion, withdrew support.

Things are more difficult for women in Ukraine. There, public opinion demanding ones’ human rights is harder to come by as the state exerts pressure on the media and clamps down on citizen protests.

Women, in particular, suffer from the abuse. They are far away from such Western values as women’s equality in the workforce, equal pay for work of equal value, or sharing family and other household responsibilities.

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