The Latin American Women’s Protests Show Activism Can Also Be Action
I wanted to take a moment to remember these protests from November 2019 (watch here).
These protests expressed women’s rights and empowerment in a way which seemed healing in itself. Rather than an ineffective action, they offered change by taking part.
So what was so special about them?
Here are 5 aspects of these gatherings which I think show them as activism and action.
1. The protesters occupied public space
When I think of witches I think of foul-smelling cauldrons, bundles of herbs on windowsills or cloaked women chasing children down closes at dusk. So I was surprised to read in The Guardian that reasons for persecuting ‘witches’ in the past, often had more in common with the reasons for discrimination against women today.
I do not have an expert knowledge of Scottish history (only what I have learned at school and on Edinburgh ghost tours), but as a land and gender expert, I do know about modern gender trends. …
Using this space to weave together new ideas from my experiences as a gender and land specialist, a women’s yoga practitioner and a creative writer.