Sexisme i den politiske verden

Josephine Sissel Lund Nielsen, Anna Maria Kristjánsdóttir, Emilie Koggersbøl, Emilie Andersen & Michella Kjøller Petersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper examines the issues surrounding the ongoing debate on sexism in Denmark. The paper is
focused on the author Susan Simonsen and her recently published book Det underdanige og det
magtfulde, which is about her experiences with sexism as a trainee at the political party Venstre and
as a student assistant at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration. The study is performed
through collection of secondary empirical material consisting of articles, interviews, reviews of the
book and her book. This combined with our primary empirical material, consisting of a semi
structured research interview with Susan Simonsen herself. Through a killjoy and discourse guided
analysis combined with theory of gender, objectification, microaggression, intersectionality, and
framing the study shows a tendency at Christiansborg, in the ministry, and in the community
surrounding these where sexism is insignificant, neglected, and minimized. Likewise, the study
shows a tendency that (feminist) people like Susan Simonsen (people trying to create a debate about
the problems with sexism) are pictured as young, stupid, naive, and oversensitive.
The conclusion is that the problem concerning sexism in work relations, and in the community, is
put aside because of the representation of these feminists as being the real problem. Therefore, it is
problematic fighting this problem concerning sexism because it is not recognized as something that
needs to be dealt with.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato29 dec. 2017
Antal sider59
VejledereMira C. Skadegård


  • Sexisme
  • Politik
  • Butler
  • Mikroaggression
  • Interseksionalitet
  • Foucault
  • Fairclough
  • Sara Ahmed
  • Politisk Verden
  • Diskurs
  • Objektivisering