This is a selection of  translated publications in English – print, music and websites.

The subjects
Women as pilots, in aviation, MINT and tech culture, past and present.
Women’s and gender studies in art history and archaeology.
Cross culture gender studies.
Women’s  (rock)music since the 1970ies.
Information and counselling platforms for prevention of  sexbased violence.
New media and gender in teaching and didactics.

The articles originating from the early seventies represent pioneering contributions to a gender perspective in German art history and archaeology – and at the same time the international flow of ideas among women, vivid and interdisciplinary.

Concerning the Counselling and information web platforms on violence prevention (from the year 2000 ff.), I worked in the function of an Editor and/or Projectmanager.

I am the author of all content on this website, if not explicitly mentioned otherwise. Work in Progress: Please contact for publications/translations not (yet) available on this site.


English Translation of  CV > for Download as PDF


NEW – English Version:

“This is Your Captain Speaking” — The Gender Factor in Aviation

Rentmeister Women and gender factor in Aviation Essayin apage 1

“Even in 2017, neither women nor men have much opportunity to enjoy – or be alarmed – by a woman’s voice coming from the cockpit. Captain Amberge is one of only about three percent of female commercial pilots worldwide, of six percent employed by Lufthansa, and of only six percent of aviatrixes all over the world.

The division between “crew” and “cabin,” between male and female domains, is virtually nowhere as evident as in a commercial airliner. In 2017, 3.8 billion passengers still experienced this “gender gap.” The door between the cockpit and passenger compartment separates these two worlds, with a gender pay gap along as a silent passenger; the gap divides both wages and status, with men’s jobs being predominantly technical and prestigious, and women’s focused on looking after people.

Women have been piloting motorized airplanes since 1908. So we must ask why the average percentage of women pilots has not exceeded six percent in 110 years, especially given the fact that women have fought for equality and theoretically, at least, have access to all the classic “men’s professions.” Pilot Andrea Amberge believes that the gender divide takes hold very early on in the game….”

This essay explores why and how this gap opens, past and present, and how wider participation of women in aviation and STEM professions can be achieved.

German Print Version: (cf. Menu “Pilotinnen…”)

Cillie (Cäcilia) Rentmeister: “Hier spricht Ihre Kapitänin”. Der Geschlechterfaktor in der Luftfahrt, in: Gorch Pieken (Hrsg.): Gewalt und Geschlecht. Männlicher Krieg – Weiblicher Frieden? Essayband, Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, Dresden (Sandstein-Verlag) 2018, S.176-189. ISBN: 978-3-95498-323-0

For German Print Version cf. Menu “Pilotinnen…”

Download Fulltext English Version as PDF:
Rentmeister Your Captain speaking. Gender Factor in Aviation. English


7 Passages Between Life and Death: Rituals Doing Gender

Lecture with Pictures and Video-Documentaries, held August 25th 2000 at “ifu – international women´s university”, Hannover, Germany while World Expo 2000. Held at ifu´s open space, section “rituals of rememberig – rituals of respect”, curated/managed/Project-management/by Bea Stammer et al.

”Rites of Passage” accompany changes of status as well as all crises in human life: pregnancy and birth, puberty and sexlife, marriage and divorce, dying and death, and also – with rites of initiation – all stages in education and profession.
Are ”modern” cultures ”ritually poor” in contrast to the ”ritually rich” in ”traditional” cultures?
How are – in ”western” and ”traditional” societies – Rites of Passage ”making gender”, creating and confirming womenhood and masculinity?

read full text – as PDF


The Raised Voices of Women in the Mid-Nineteenth Century France

in: Heresies Nr. 2, Feminist Publication on Art and Politics, New York,  May 1977.
Free Download of all complete issues at Hampshire College: The Heretics Archive (Nr. 2 = 38,9 MB).

Download single article Rentmeister: > PDF below illustration

Translation of: “Honoré Daumier und das Häßliche Geschlecht”, Berlin/Stuttart 1974

Full Text PDF (1,7 MB) – as published by “Heresies”, No.2, 1977, pp. 52-56, Cover, Table of Contents:
Rentmeister Daumier Engl. Heresies 1977

This Translation contains only one illustration. For all 27 illustrations see the German Version –> Menu “Emanzen – das hässliche Geschlecht”



The Muses, Banned From Their Occupations: Why Are There So Many Allegories Female?

“Berufsverbot für die Musen – Warum sind so viele Allegorien weiblich?”

Versions in German, Dutch, Swedish.

Read English Summary as PDF
from: Kvinnovetenskaplig Tidskrift, Nr.4. 1981, Lund, Sweden, p.87  as PDF


The Sounds of The Women´s Movement – The Finland Lectures

The finnish Press reported in 1985 from my lecture tour “The Finland Lectures” with Musik- Live-Acts: “Does Cillie bring the feministist Rockmusic to Finnland?”

Cillie Rentmeister – The Finland Lectures – held at Helsinki, Sibelius-Akatemia, March 5, 1985 and at Jyväskylä University, musiikin laitos / Music Institute, March 14, 1985Here you find a collection of articles (or links to articles) and lectures translated and/or published in English.

Read the Lecture in English, with illustrations


The first German women’s band

Tribe of companion lovers who, as their name indicates, are wanderers. The Flying Lesbians come from Germany and have companion lovers everywhere. Singers and musicians, they owe their celebrity to the fact that they were the first group of wandering lesbians in the raving that began the Glorious Age.”

From: Monique Wittig and Sande Zeig: Lesbian Peoples. Material for a Dictionary. New York 1979

Text about the Disc from Distributor´s information 1976:

“The Flying Lesbians, the first German women’s band, are seven lesbians, who understand themselves as a workshop inside the lesbian-feminist movement, contributing musically to the growing women’s culture. They have been playing at national and international women’s parties for the last 2 years. They are amateurs.
Finally women are making their own music, expressing their own experience and their own perspective. Music to dance, words to listen to.
The texts are about issues, that are discussed in the lesbian movement and in the women’s movement: the situation of battered wives, of women in the drug scene, the „in the closet” situation of lesbians in a society that keeps a deathly silence about love between women, the impossibilities of bisexuality in a society that has institutionalised heterosexuality, the mechanisms, with which women, who have ,made’ it, in male careers betray their own kind, and many songs that express our growing, offensive, woman-identified consciousness.
The Flying Lesbians play for women only, women’s dances preferred. Their songs are in German and in English.”

Link to Flying Lesbians website


Gender in Teaching and Didactics

Rentmeister, Cillie; Spieß, Gesine (eds.) (2003):
Gender in Lehre und Didaktik – Gender in Teaching and Didactics. Eine europäische Konferenz in Erfurt- A European Conference in Erfurt, Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien.

From Publishers website Peter Lang:
“University lecturers from six countries met at the international Erfurt conference. The focus was on the implementation of gender studies, networking and the development of didactic concepts, as there is a great need in this discipline for didactic and methodological clarification. Topics discussed were: What is the goal of gender studies? How can gender awareness be raised in teaching or training situations? What good didactic examples exist already? How can New Media be implemented?

Contents in English:
Elzbieta Pakszys: Interdisciplinary Gender Studies – Challenges & Chances – Malgorzata Radkiewicz: Gender Studies – Against Stereotypes (Statement) – Eva Vesínová-Kalivodová/Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer: Reflections on Translating and Teaching Gender in Czech Gender Studies – Gesine Spieß/Cillie Rentmeister: Gender in Teaching and Didactics – Many Paths, One Goal – Lucie Jarkovska: Women, Men and Society from a Gender Perspective. Course for secondary school teachers – A. Temkina/E. Zdravomyslova: Institutionalization of Gender Studies in Russia: Issues and Strategies.”

deutscher Text siehe > Neue Medien – kreativ & sozial


“Eye & Ear – Computer and Creativity”, in: “Documentation of the Conference on Education in Computer Graphics in the Arts, Design and Architecture, Nov. 4-6, 1988, Kongreßhalle Berlin”, Berlin (Art+Com) und Strasbourg (Conseil de l`Europe) 1989



Domestic Violence – Violence Counselling for Men

Editor: Cillie (Cecilia) Rentmeister; Author and Producer: Cristina Perincioli

…there are a series of instruments which can help you navigate the jungle of hate and desire, rage and remorse…

4uman menu

… just let´s take a look…



Editor: Rentmeister, Cecilia; Author and Producer: Perincioli, Cristina

Domestic Violence: How those affected can protect themselves

in 8 languages: türkçe – english – français – espagñol – russkij – polski – serpski – german

“According to one British study, an average of seven years go by between the first incidence of abuse and the point at which women seek outside help.

How can the protection laws help?
When will a police report help?
When is a separation/divorce necessary?
How to prepare for this?
Where should one flee?
What do the authorities require?

Precise and practical tips for those affected – but also for:
women’s representatives  – women working in offices of the public authorities  – workers’ council staff – those who provide counselling in cases of domestic violence”