"Even though Germany is home to Angela merkel, one of the world's most powerful leaders, gender relations are surprisingly backwards for a developed country."
"Sexist remarks are all too often viewed as trivial - after all 'men will be men' and who wouldn't want to hear a compliment every once in a while - that's the logic of sexism."
- Astrid Zweynert
2' TALKING POINT is a new format produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. It presents a pressing issue or a news item developed with a personal touch by our AlertNet and TrustLaw correspondents, in two minutes or less.
Filming: Claudine Boeglin
Editing: Shanshan Chen
Design: Ye Li