This next 8-M there will be a strike for women. The reasons, according to the feminist groups, "are more than a thousand." Under that premise, the March 8 Commission of Madrid launches this Friday the campaign "# 1000Motives for the #HuelgaFeminista" with which he intends to take another step "in the transformation of society, culture, economy and relations". They assure that, although on March 8 changed the lives of many women, "the context and the living conditions of women have not changed".
The organization of the feminist movement has improved and there is more awareness, they explain, but they continue to "be poorer and more precarious", your work is valued less, the care is still hidden and live "on alert in this patriarchy", among other reasons; and han designed hanger to download, print, write a motive of your own and place it in a public place and share an image on social networks. This Friday, one month after the strike, the countdown begins. In the document they have written explain why and for what divided into four areas -violence, bodies, borders and economy- and argue the four strikes they propose -labour, care, consumption and student- as something that goes "more there "of what" has traditionally been understood as a general strike ".
They explain that "the participation of women is nuclear in all spheres of life, and the strike must reach, in addition to the work environment, other jobs and spaces." And they list the male violence, the right to decide on one's own body and life, social justice, housing, health, education, food sovereignty and secularism, among others.
They also talk about struggles, of those that "protagonize women who defend their lands and the resources of their peoples … Against the old and new forms of exploitation and many other collective". Struggles that, they say, are not the same everywhere and they occur in many areas, for that reason, they pick up male support – "a strike in which men are our allies, supporting so that it is possible for us to stop women" – the diversity that they believe is fundamental to advance for the benefit of all women.
"Patriarchal violence affects us differently depending on our immigration status, our age, whether we are racialized, gypsy or payas, if we are women with functional diversity, if we are psychiatrized, older, if we are trans, hetero, lesbians, if we are salaried or not, domestic workers, prostitutes, whether we are mothers or not. " And, if that diversity is denied, they conclude, it becomes invisible "the special harshness with which violence"They affect women.