Black Monday and Womens' Strike in Poland: Lessons from the Field.
The demography of protesters and the scale of the campaign are pointing to a significant shift within the Polish womens' movement: for the first time feminist arguments have reached (on such a scale) women in smaller cities, older and with lower education. Linking - traditionally rejected within conservative Polish society - feminist claims with more general frames of democracy, degree of accepted state intervention into one's lives and finally with economic arguments, the protest has mobilized numerous newcomers into feminist groups.
Moreover, the protest became a blueprint for similar campaigns in Latin America and in South Korea, similar tactics were also used during a protest campaign against changes within Polish judicial system in July 2017. Feminist initiatives became active in other social campaigns pointing out the threats of newly proposed laws for women and bringing up the importance of womens' participation in democracy.
The main purpose of the paper - based on analysis of range of keywords in the internet, observations of the author and interviews with protest organizers - is to show not only the dynamics of the protest and the shift in claim-making strategies, but also the reconfiguration of the Polish womens' movement functioning in more and more illiberal democracy.