Santander (EFE).- Cantabrian feminism has celebrated March 8 with a multitude of events, initiatives and mobilizations that have come together in a large demonstration that has toured the streets of Santander, in which under the same banner the movement has shown their “union” despite their differences.
Under the slogan “Together we are strong”, this massive demonstration, which has brought together 5,000 people in the Cantabrian capital, according to the Police, the March 8 Commission and the open feminist assemblies of Cantabria have marched to demand effective equality between men and women, although with different manifestos.
One claim, different slogans
While the March 8 platform has focused on “celebrating” the advances of the movement such as the “only yes is yes” law and has asked to continue advancing in equality, the assemblies have rejected hatred of trans people and have censored ” the betrayal of some women who consider themselves radical feminists make the movement”.
“Attacking us from the rear only benefits the patriarchal system,” the assemblies have cried, which have led the loudest sector of the demonstration, with shouts such as “without trans there is no feminism” or “get fascists off our streets.”
Slogans such as “feminism without whores and without trans is caste” have contrasted with abolitionist proclamations of prostitution and banners of “With clothes or without clothes my body is not touched” and “Rights for everyone every day.”
However, feminists have come together, despite their differences, affirming that “All women, all rights, every day” and valuing the diversity of a movement, they have recalled, represents “half of the population”.
There has also been space to claim ecofeminism and, on the part of the unions present, bet on feminism as a “way to change the world”, as well as to demand the regularization of immigrants in Cantabria.
The demonstration, which has traveled the main artery of Santander, from Puertochico to the City Hall with the rhythm of the batucada, has ended with the reading of both manifestos and a concert and asking “that every day be March 8”.
The march was attended by most of the PRC-PSOE government, which has walked together in the first phase of the demonstration, led by the president, Miguel Ángel Revilla, as well as PP politicians such as the mayoress of Santander, Gema Igual.
The rest of the main cities of Cantabria, such as Torrelavega, Laredo, San Vicente de la Barquera, Santoña, Castro Urdiales or Reinosa, have held rallies, manifestos have been read and activities have been carried out to commemorate the day.