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For women, the body is often a battleground with one's self-esteem.
Bras, panties, swimsuits, constitute the visual reference to an image of the commercial and idealized woman to which their real bodies, and above all different from each other, cannot adapt. Without those visual references, unattainable standards set by others, however, every single woman can go back to loving herself and seeing her body for what it is: unique and beautiful.

Despite decades of activism on gender inequalities and equal rights, why does discrimination remain endogenous to the social and political system? What makes patriarchy so resilient and resistant to change? No doubt one of the factors that keeps it going is the fact that some people benefit from the unfair advantages that patriarchy gives them. But is this enough to explain its obstinate persistence? (output)

On March 21, 1992, two great women met in Rome, one prominent exponent of Italian politics and the other of international literature. A "meeting at the top", at the top of the top, two giants, Rossana Rossanda and Christa Wolf. Two women highly admired and highly esteemed, and not only by feminism. Organized by the Virginia Woolf Center, a well-known feminist association, the event was conceived and conducted by the then president Alessandra Bocchetti. The theme, fascinating and audacious: women's happiness as an instrument for a revolution against capitalism; therefore not the class struggle but the happiness of women to truly change. 

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), a genius of universal literature, wrote hundreds of poems, of which we know 1786. Indifferent to fame, which did not reach her greatness, she published almost nothing during her lifetime. With his life he revolutionized the sexual politics of his time. With his work he brought to poetry what had never been said before about free female sensitivity and pleasure, in which carnal and spiritual love are inseparable. His life and poetry depended on the love of his fellow student and later highly cultured sister-in-law Susan H. Dickinson, whose house was separated only by a hedge, a path, a lava step and an ajar door.


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