Perhaps perhaps Not due to the radical a few ideas of Betty Friedan or Germaine Greer, we had been currently acquainted with those. The main reason we were surprised – on both relativ edges – was the way in which we seemed! The majority of the Yugoslav participants were using high heel shoes and makeup that is rather heavy as the foreign feminists from Germany, France and Italy wore no make up and had on flat footwear and rather baggy dresses. It had been just as if they wished to verify the prejudices about them. I recall that there was clearly a good workshop on high heel shoes, such ended up being the significance of appearances towards the ideology of feminism.

We attempted to inform our peers, one of them Dacia Maraini, Alice Schwarzer, Helene Cixous, Christine Delphy and Maria Rosa Cutrufelli, that makeup ended up being vital that you us since it had been difficult to find. But, once we discovered later on, the split went more deeply than appearances. Our connection with emancipation from above and their grassroots battle collided. These perceptions that are different among the subjects of my guide exactly how we Survived Communism as well as Laughed.

We additionally recall the meeting “Sisterhood is global”, held on Rhode Island in the us, in 1983. It absolutely was the start of a global feminist system and females from all continents participated. Nevertheless, there have been not many of us through the communist world. That seminar offered delivery not just to the Sisterhood Is worldwide Institute but, later on, and to the system of East-West ladies (NEWW), an instrument that is important worldwide help across geographical boundaries and governmental divides. (more…)