11:10 . So what if people view us as angry women ? For good reasons we are.
We started ‘Period.’ not because we felt that our work at the European Parliament was not enough, but because we noticed a lot of sexism and sexual harassment here in Brussels: at work, in public transportation and even on the streets.
I guess this has something to do with Brussels being a centre of male power and hence : toxic masculinity. Everywhere in the world where power is highly concentrated, there are abuses of power, but this is the European capital. The E.U. is supposed to represent values of freedom, equality and justice.
(Sara has been working as the press officer of a member of the European Parliament since 2015. She is also a journalist and one of the founders of Period. : a feminist network and grassroots movement founded in Brussels in 2015, offering monthly workshops, get-togethers, and feminist festivals.)