Open letter to our feminist compañeras|Carta abierta a nuestras compañeras feministas
Red de Mujeres Trabajadoras Sexuales de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (RedTraSex)
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We know that feminism looks bad in the media. It is associated with men-hating, intolerance and extremism. Those of us seeing feminism in action, those of us who consider ourselves feminists, know of its importance and its achievements. Before feminism, women did not vote. Before feminism, we could not get a divorce. Before feminism, there was no discussion about sexual and reproductive rights. Before feminism, motherhood as a mandate and the sexual division of labor were not challenged. Before feminism, we had not realized that the personal is political. Thanks to feminism we fight so that the State, or the Church, or any other person cannot decide about our bodies. Many issues went unspoken. Even today there are issues that are silenced, about which nothing is being said, or, as happens with feminism, only myths and stereotypes about it are reproduced.