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(en) Brazil, LIBERA #155 - THE STRUGGLE AGAINST WOMEN OPPRESSION Women's FARJ (pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:54:47 +0200

"At first, when Mujeres Libres was organized, I did not agree with them because I considered that to win the fight was to be fought together, the man beside wife. And as for me it seemed natural to me, I saw no reason for an organization of women. Then there was the announcement of a free Women organization.... Until when I heard three companions enter the site mocking Mujeres Libres, "what these women come here to do? Make a conference? Because they are taken? ". That touched me very deeply. So when the conference ended, I rebelled against them and in favor of debates; expressed any anger I felt against fellow we are not only considered as matrons or created. "---- Sara Berenguer, militant Mujeres Libres in 1936 for the front part.

That woman was never underestimated by the simple fact of being a woman? Inheritance
historical inferiority remains today, reflecting the woman as
the weaker sex, physically and intellectually less capable, motivated always-emotional
mind and deprived of rationalization consistent. This woman is painted by an
society that insists there is time to take over the "weak" as object-property-
ity. And based on this projected figure of woman - a slave of moral duties,
submissive and dependent - today they are still the target of psychological, verbal and
same physics, among others.

In Brazil, about 90% of cases of assaults are committed by their own
partners, or former partners, and approximately 10% by others, including relatives.
And many of these assaults causing serious injury and lead to death, in what we call
feminicídio.A of shame, the guilt, the emotional and financial dependence
bution are barriers for women to denounce their abusers, and the situation
further complicated when there are children. Furthermore, the judgment in this case
by the police and (in) justice, seeing them as crimes of passion, influences
society, also the question of ends facing the same way, discouraging
Jando women to seek help and rights.

Along with sexual violence - when it is committed by his own companions or
former companions - occurs blame women when they are raped and abu-
stakeholders, allegedly due to their "costumes" or the time they left the noitequando the only explanation is the relationship of power and ownership over women.

Even today, women who exercise the same functions as men at work, yet
receive lower wages. And in many cases, due to situations submissãosofrem workplace bullying and are still at risk of losing their jobs in
if pregnant.

In the case of women for gender identity, such as transsexuals,
the situation is even more serious. They often do not have their identity recognized, are persecuted and murdered.

There are other forms of violence committed against women, many of them-ins
titucionalizadas (made by the state), as the case of the homeless mothers who
lose their parental rights and have their children taken to shelters and forwarded to
adoption. The justification widespread and unjust, is to be dependent químicosquando actually takes this attitude because they're poor, "invisible" socialmentee by the lack of public policies for this category.

Women are raped in our circles of coexistence, even in places where
often it is understood that such discussion is more than overcome, which is
the middle libertarian, social movements and within the left in general, and the fact
justified by pure corporatism like "something she did ...". Besides pass
by embarrassment when they hear "pregnant women or children should not par-
pate "in the case of activities or events. And when your participation in these events is
assessed say "wow, I was impressed with the debate, you women sent
well, did not expect that you would be so capable. "

Any manifestation of violence against women should be seen as a crime
against gender in the form of domination, control and power inequality, heran-
ça historical imposed by patriarchal and sexist society, ingrained in the behavior
ing social and naturalized, keeping these facts yet vested.

Moreover, the oppression of women is also a class issue, because if
deepens with the domination of capitalist economic, since the woman is more
oppressed or less according to the class to which it belongs, is always in
inferior position to men within the class itself.

Some think that the discussion on gender is outdated, but the hierarchical relation-
bounces of man over woman remains present and is quite symptomatic
in homes, in workplaces, in living spaces, which often
speeches are not consistent with the practice, or use two weights and two measures.
Moreover, the freedom of women is linked to the release of the class, which in
time is inherent to the destruction of capitalism. To this end, both genders must fight
together against all forms of oppression and exploitation, a society-verdadei
ramente fair and equitable.
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