A constitutional tribunal in Poland ruled on Thursday (22-10-2020) that abortions for fetal abnormalities violate the country’s Constitution, effectively imposing a near-total ban in a nation that already had some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. That outraged Polish people who protest all around the country. These recordings were made during a protest in Katowice city, 24-10-2020.
Title of this album, „Piekło Kobiet” („Women’s Hell”) is a reference to the collection of essays from 1929 by Polish writer, journalist, poet, critic and pediatrician and gynecologist by profession Tadeusz Boy Żeleński. He criticized the two-faced morality of the clergy, promoted the secularization of public life and culture, and was one of the strongest advocates for the equality of women. He was one of the first public figures in Poland to support the women’s right to legal abortion.