Sunday, 11 October 2015


At the Stockport September meeting we had Alex Sporidou, Trustee and Chair of Independent Choices Greater Manchester, giving a history of feminism from earliest times to present day.
As early as 2400 BCE, we have the first documentation of women’s bodies being controlled by men and the introduction of the veil in Mesopotamia. Early democracies such as Greece gave voting rights to men only. For many women in the world little has changed, for example under the Afghan Taliban, not entirely defeated, women do not exist.
The talk gave rise to an animated discussion often focussing on different people’s ideas of what feminism is and what it should be.

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