What political parties should learn from the feminist movement

It is clear that the most important political movement (not party) in Latin America today is the feminist movement. It is by its nature an opposition movement that embraces everything like a vine. It is not opposition to a particular party or power, but opposition to a system that is everywhere.

Political parties would have much to learn from their strength, resistance, organizational capacity and variety of voices.

The struggles of the feminist movement do not distinguish beneficiaries, we want a life free of violence for all: those who consider themselves feminists and those who do not, those who understand the movement, those who are starting and those who criticize it.

There is not just one feminism, they are many and different, and that is fine. The needs of women who advocate for parity in positions of power are not the same as those of girls in Guerrero who fight not to be sold in marriage, or domestic workers who demand fair working conditions.

The movement is collaborative, everyone adds what they can and shares what they have. This is the only way to explain how in 2020 the billboards of the National Palace managed to become a memorial. Some brought white paint, others pink that transformed the rivets into crosses, and others flowers, which they shared with those who were already there. And so, in collaboration, funds are obtained for all kinds of actions, which put the immediate at the center. That is why it is ridiculous when trying to discredit an action they ask: who paid? As if we women were incapable of generating our own resources. The agility with which the different collectives react is admirable, in the time it would take for some to think about how to act, they have already placed a monument on the empty pedestal of the former Columbus roundabout.

The debate is constant, it does not understand absolute truths because it is known in constant construction.

Its amplitude and greatness do not admit prominence and it is the only horizontal movement that is strengthened over time.

It’s awkward and it doesn’t bother him to be. It’s what allows you to keep moving forward with your agenda regardless of criticism.

He is clear in constantly recalling his achievements: access to education, access to political participation and in not taking his finger off the line on his demands, which depend on their different variants and at the same time are among the most pressing.

You may not identify with the movement but it will still see for you, it is a lesson that many could benefit from.

pamela cerdeira

Mexican journalist, host, broadcaster, writer and communicator

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Mexican journalist, host, announcer, writer and communicator. She hosts the program “A Todo Terreno” on MVS Radio. She has written for various publications and worked in different spaces on radio and television.

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