Sisters of Europe - WARSAW event - Sisterhood, body dignity and the "superwoman" syndrome
During the event, topics such as sisterhood, relationships and roles as well as the “superwoman” syndrome were discussed in multiple panels.
Key takeaways: Polish women suffer from the superwoman syndrome. They handle everything under pressure, not selecting areas to manage. They believe that all spheres of life can be reconciled with one another, that they will not exclude each other (myth of consistency). On the one hand they feel exhausted, burnt-out, and irritated with the sheer amount of work and tasks, while on the other – guided by a sense of duty – they cannot even imagine that they could simply not do something (since such are the expectations of their loved ones, employers, or colleagues at work).
They are in a trap: although they frequently identify the division of duties at home or work as uneven, and dream of a partner or colleagues who would share them fairly, they also firmly believe at the same time that nobody would perform their tasks as well as they do. If they get somebody else to do something for them, they worry over whether it will be done as well as it should be.
By handling it all, they lose their peace of mind, while also gaining the feeling of being irreplaceable.Only some believe that the biggest feeling of sense in life is given by realising that not everything can be reconciled, and by shedding such expectations.
Here are some photos from the event and the names of the panelists:
Jolanta Barbara Jackiewicz
14.00 ● miniPANEL
Kobiety bez diety
16.15 ● PANEL ● SIOSTRZEŃSTWO W MEDIACH
Moderacja: Aga Kozak
19.30 ● RYTUAŁ ZAMKNIĘCIA ●
20.00 ● SISTERS PARTY ●
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MÉNAGE À TROIS i
ORGANISERS: Sisters of Europe Polska: