It is an important word. Because it promoted the only social revolution that triumphed in the 20th century, the only one that continues to improve people’s lives today. Feminism is women’s fight for equality. It is not a synonym for egalitarianism, progressivism, parity, or even justice. Not all women are feminists, not all feminists are women. There are more and more feminist men, and they are very valuable, but until the day we achieve full equality with the primordial elite of humanity, which is men, feminism will continue to be the struggle of women. The young women who read me will be thinking, that’s it, an old woman who thinks like old women, and it’s true.
I will agree with a few words. I am against surrogacy because no poor person is free, I am an abolitionist because as long as it is intrinsically linked to trafficking, prostitution implies slavery and its regulation cannot even be discussed. But precisely because I am old, I know that we have not invented anything. He guarded the memory of those who fought before us, those who created a movement that does not belong to any acronym, to any party, and that is not of some feminists more than others. And because I am old I think we are wrong.
The potential of the movement is so immense that the attacks will be more numerous, more subtle. And if we do not stand together in the face of provocations, if we do not react against those who seek to bury feminism under the label of equality, if we renounce our identity to dilute ourselves in the ocean of alternative sensibilities, we will never reach the end of our own path. And we will have no forgiveness.