Feminist revolutions

By Audrey SomnardLex Kleren Switch to French for original article

Feminists are striving for gender equality against the backdrop of the patriarchy. But is it a unified and united movement? Not at all. Visions are sometimes irreconcilable, especially on transgender people.

"We're all feminists." It is with this postulate erected today on T-shirts and chanted by singers like Beyoncé that feminism has become almost cool. Women around the world would be united under one banner, marching as one on March 8 and speaking with one voice. Of course, this is not the case. Since Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, the bedtime book of every self-respecting feminist, each generation has broken down doors and won battles. The different currents have taken different directions, shaken by the arrival of intersectional feminism, which encompasses other struggles such as anti-racism. This has since been joined by the demands of the LGBTQ+ community, which wants minorities to be taken into account in a global struggle for equality.

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