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Womb for rent, gender identity, motherhood: on many issues the positions of the leader who is now eyeing the premiership coincide with those of feminism, snubbed by the left. What to do in the face of this challenge? Can the women's movement dialogue with the right?

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Giorgia Meloni could become the first female prime minister in our country.

She no longer hides her ambition and if between now and next spring she knows how to do the right things - better: if she doesn't do the wrong things - and if she manages to escape the volleys of friendly fire, no less intense and insidious than the enemy's, will be able to achieve its objective, having only herself to thank in addition to the mistakes of his opponents: no one co-opted it -see here– she has no bosses to answer to, she did everything on her own, with intelligence and determination.

There are many variables, starting with possibility that the center-right does not appear united this time to the elections. They will also weigh on the evolution of Ukrainian situation and even the result of elections of midterms in November in the United States, which could see the Biden administration in serious difficulties: American Republicans look at Meloni with interest and appreciation. But the path is now clear and the Programmatic Conference of Fratelli d'Italia, not surprisingly organized in Milan and open to "external" contributions, formally kicked off the match.

How long Carla Lonzi was very clear against “Marxism” which “sold us to the hypothetical revolution”, and although the dialectic of the women's movement and the left has always been rather complex, there can be no doubt that historically feminism is rooted in a left that was the first to take on the so-called "female question", opening up to the inclusion of women in politics and parties, including right-wing parties: feminism has paved the way for them too.

For some time, however, the left has interrupted its interlocution with feminism -particularly with feminism gender criticaldiscarding women as old and obsolete subjects in favor of new and postmodern ones clientes in the horizon of sexual fluidity, proceeding to more inclusions up to date: equal opportunities offices in institutions are now mainly dedicated to LGBTQ rights.

Closed doors, intolerance, refusal of dialogue on all sensitive topics, from the Zan bill which the PD in recent days has re-presented as such to the Senate, touterus for rent: which with a few exceptions - Stefano Fassina, Valeria Valente, the mayor of Bergamo Giorgio Gori - is considered an acceptable practice, despite the fact that at the time we had laboriously managed to extort the no from the former PD secretary Zingaretti, and also that of Roberto Gualtieri , current mayor of Rome, who then in perfect coherence named as responsible for rights The Queen of Gender Marilena Grassadonia, honorary president of Rainbow Families.

But also on non-sensitive - in truth very sensitive - topics such as war on motherhood which largely explains our formidable birth rate, for some time the attention of the left has been scarce, intermittent and badly set up.

It was a blow to the heart to hear Giorgia Meloni state that “The real objective of gender ideology is not the much vaunted one of fighting discrimination or even overcoming the difference between male and female. The real undeclared objective is the disappearance of the woman as a mother. Eugenia Roccella explained it with extraordinary clarity and power – she added – which opened my mind to something that I had not perfectly focused on. The indifferent individual aimed at with gender theory is not so indifferent, he is male. Man can be everything today: father, mother, masculine, feminine, the words most censored by political correctness are woman and mother. It is the female identity that is under siege because they want to destroy the extraordinary symbolic strength of motherhood“.

It's still: see her take a stand in support of the British teacher Kathleen Stock -din whose case we have written several times-“feminist and lesbian who was forced to leave her professorship at the University of Sussex” due to persecution by transactivists. “The first victims of gender ideology are women, of any sexual orientation. Is it possible that the single thought doesn't understand it?“.

Have you heard of a statement of this kind from a parliamentarian of the left?

And see her sign one bill on the rented womb -could be scheduled shortly in the Chamber- which coincides with our request to make it a universal crime - a proposal that PD and Leu rejected.

We are also certain that on many other issues - starting with tragedy of girls and boys gender nonconforming subjected to early hormone therapies, unprecedented medical scandal - Meloni would support our battle.

What to do, then?

What position should we take in the face of the irresistible rise of what most of us consider a political adversary but which on a large package of themes - those which, essentially, outline the transhuman project - could entirely promote and support our agenda from a position of considerable strength - never so much for a woman in institutions?

Questions that cannot be postponed any further. Along with another: Who will we vote for in the next political elections? With what strengths do we have the possibility of interacting effectively, contributing to composing the agenda?

For those of us - not many, but there are some - who support the right, there can be no doubt: Giorgia's challenge must be supported. But the others? They can continue, in line with their own lives, to support a left that has literally erased them?

Here I begin to say my hope and my wish: that those of us - who share these objectives - want it, can freely apply in all forces of the parliamentary spectrum, creating an effective informal network. We can no longer afford not to have interlocutors within representative institutions. The challenge is very difficult, it requires us to find the strength to negotiate some positions with the parties and then to support them. But more than once we have been able to face seemingly impossible challenges, and it is good to equip ourselves to try.

As for Giorgia: if it knows how to win its political challenge, keep itself open to dialogue and try to "entangle" it in the net. As we are seeing, on many issues there will be no effort to make.

Marina Terragni


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