Incredible but true, the lessons of feminism continue from the Democratic Party to Giorgia Meloni, the first female prime minister in Italian history. Who ventures this time is the candidate for the secretariat Stefano Bonaccini, governor of Emilia-Romagna, who during a debate between the aspiring leaders of the Democratic Party, in the Nazarene, says: “When democracy is under attack, women. Afghanistan, Iran and many other countries. Our proposal for change must take this perspective, because our societies are often shaped by male needs.” So far everything is normal, since, among other things, Bonaccini spoke at the national conference of democratic women .
Then the reference to the prime minister: “I don’t know if Giorgia Meloni really broke the glass ceiling, her election is a powerful fact, but it’s not changing the rules of the game. Already for the fact that she chose to be called ‘ chairman of the board’ denotes subordination”, says Bonaccini. Meloni, on the other hand, motivated the lexical choice several times, that is, with the desire to place emphasis on the position and not on the person.
The candidate for the leadership of the Democratic Party, given by the polls with a good advantage over Elly Schlein, Paola De Micheli and Gianni Cuperlo, then explains how he “sees” his Democratic Party: “At the center of a Labor Party – and that concerns the identity of the Democratic Party and not the name change – there has to be the female condition” in the work and on this “there must be a leap forward”. For women “to work and choose to be mothers, services such as universal day care and kindergarten are needed. Otherwise, the birth rate will remain obsolete rhetoric.” And it is also time to “move to the sharing of life and work times”, for example with the Democratic Party law on parental leave. Good intentions that clash with the leaders dem visas in recent years, almost all of them men. “Currents lead to co-option and this hurts women especially”, admits Bonaccini.
Source: IL Tempo
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