Got it All Wrong
Elfriede Hammerl's columns have been appearing in the magazine profil for 25 years, and have become a piece of contemporary history. Every week, the journalist and author writes about her perspective on scenes from our everyday life, with great commitment given to those she sees as socially disadvantaged – such as the female of the species.
She examines income differentials, bizarre arguments for "size zero", bad nerves, the truant's mother, environmental polluters and the educational elite. Elfriede Hammerl also has a penchant for looking into media hypes such as the "power woman", who is useful to exemplify one thing above all: women who don't manage to reconcile the demands of juggling work and family, while earning less than their male colleagues in exactly the same jobs, have simply got it all wrong! As relevant as ever, an assorted selection of Elfriede Hammerl's articles, describing life with a good dose of irony, are presented here together for the first time.