It's easy to forget that not everyone defines him-/herself as a feminist. Since moving back to Austria I've had to explain repeatedly why I consider feminism to be so important. On occasion I've had to explain this to female friends, a fact that baffles me more than anything. Austria is a country where sexual harassment (as in, touching someone inappropriately) is not considered a crime, a fact that has only recently become the subject of debate; it is a country where the (female) minister of justice opposes the push for a women's quota in the EU (and, presumably, at home); it is a country where 70% of MPs are male. The other day a ten-year old girl told me that she 'liked robots - even though I am a girl and I'm not supposed to be that interested in robots'. It makes me pretty fucking sad to be living in a society which is so slow to change, not just on women's rights, but also on other issues close to my heart, especially LGBT rights.