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For women, the body is often a battlefield with their self-esteem.
Bras, panties, swimming costumes, are the visual reference to a commercial and idealised image of women to which their real bodies, and above all different from each other, cannot conform. Instead, without these visual references, unattainable standards set by others, 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 is it that makes patriarchy so resilient and resistant to change? Undoubtedly, one of the factors that keeps it going is the fact that some people benefit from the unfair advantages that patriarchy confers on them. But is this enough to explain its stubborn persistence? (outgoing)
On 21 March 1992, two great women, one a leading figure in Italian politics and the other a leading figure in international literature, met in Rome. A 'summit meeting', at the summit of the summit, two giants, Rossana Rossanda and Christa Wolf. Two women who are much admired and esteemed, and not only by feminism. Organised by the Virginia Woolf Centre, a well-known feminist association, the event was conceived and led by the then president Alessandra Bocchetti. The theme was fascinating and daring: women's happiness as a tool for a revolution against capitalism; not the class struggle but women's happiness for real change.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), a genius of universal literature, wrote hundreds of poems, of which we know of 1786. Indifferent to fame, which did not match her greatness, she published almost nothing during her lifetime. With his life he revolutionised the sexual politics of his time. With his work he brought to poetry what had never before been said about sensitivity and free female pleasure, in which carnal and spiritual love are inseparable. Her life and her poetry depended on the love of her fellow student and later highly educated sister-in-law Susan H. Dickinson, whose house was separated only by a hedge, a path, a lava step and a half-open door.