Kazimiera Szczuka

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Kazimiera Szczuka
Kazimiera Szczuka
Born (1966-06-22) 22 June 1966 (age 51)
Warsaw, Poland
Alma mater University of Warsaw
Occupation literary historian and critic

Kazimiera Szczuka (born 22 June 1966 in Warsaw) is a Polish literary historian, literary critic, feminist and television personality, known from the Polish edition of The Weakest Link.

Szczuka is a member of the Greens 2004 party, advocate of LGBT rights and supporter of pro-choice rights for women.[1] She is a member of the Programme Council of the green political foundation the Green Institute.[2]

In March 2006, Szczuka satirized on a TV programme[3] a young woman who frequently recites prayers on Radio Maryja, claiming to not know that the woman used a wheelchair. Despite Szczuka's public apology, she was found guilty of "insulting a disabled person and mocking her religion" by the Polish National Broadcasting Council, and the station on which she had appeared was fined 500,000 PLN.[4]

Szczuka complained later, "They hate me because I'm a feminist, I'm Jewish — mostly because I'm a feminist" in an interview for The New York Times[5] and International Herald Tribune.[6]

She works for TVN24 in Wydanie drugie poprawione. She has worked since 2003 for TVN in Najsłabsze Ogniwo (the Polish version of The Weakest Link) and in Dwururka. She has also appeared as a juror on Top Model TV show and as an expert on Milionerzy game show.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Kopciuszek, Frankenstein i inne ("Cinderella, Frankenstein and Others"), Kraków, 2001
  • Milczenie owieczek. Rzecz o aborcji, Warsaw, 2004
  • Duża książka o aborcji (co-written with Katarzyna Bratkowska); Warsaw 2011
  • Janion. Transe – traumy – transgresje. 1: Niedobre dziecię (co-written with Maria Janion; Warsaw 2012
  • Janion. Transe – traumy – transgresje. 2: Profesor Misia (co-written with Maria Janion); Warsaw 2012


  1. ^ "Interview with K. Szczuka (Polish)". Wysokieobcasy.pl. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Green Institute". Zielonyinstytut.pl. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Szczuka on a TV programme". Video.google.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Pół miliona kary za wypowiedź Szczuki, Fakt (Polish)". Fakt.pl. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ Bernstein, Richard (2006-05-03). "Differing Treatment of Religious Slurs Raises an Old Issue - New York Times". Poland; Europe: Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Search - Global Edition - The New York Times". International Herald Tribune. 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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