Women do not want to play the game of male traditional politics anymore, which precisely leads to war, the ultimate expression of violence against women and their daughters and sons. Between dying and killing, the main crossroad in war, women choose to live. Therefore, aware of the fact that the patriarchy is a transnational structure, our methods must sustain every woman’s care, especially those who on their journey are exposed to sexist violence, a type of violence that some men exercise by using their privileged position in the patriarchal order.
And in this moment of thinking the present: how do we build dialogues? This is a political problem, and that is how Maria Galindo (part of Mujeres Creando collective in Bolivia) defines it:
“When talking about women, breaking with the universal understanding of what being woman means has been vital to constitute their own voice.
There are many stuck movements that stretch out and perpetuate their deed of naming and reassuring; and that refuse to accept that it is a moment, a step, a stage of an emancipatory process and not the liberation itself. (…) You socially play the victim’s role and you can always claim your weakness, you can always point out the system’s responsibilities, the other powerful, but never put yourself in a truly subversive position. This is when discourses stop communicating because they repeat the same over and over again. (…)
This criticism is not an invitation to skepticism, but it is to shake us from our comfortable identity-based places. Nowadays just being a fagot, a lesbian, a woman, an indigenous woman, disabled, young, old, or a slut is not by itself a subversive, engaging or uncomfortable position for the system.”
María Galindo, Feminismo Urgente ¡A despatriarcar!
And following Maria Galindo, how do women step outside of the system’s script to talk about migrations?