The one who was not so angry

28166885_408180729651820_5632635416497108487_n11:10 . So what if people view us as angry women ? For good reasons we are.
(She laughs)

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.)

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3 thoughts on “The one who was not so angry

  1. Dear Soundous, Thank you for this beautiful and inspiring article. I am trying to find more information about period. and would like to get in touch with Sarah. Is it possible to get me in touch with her?

    Thank you,
    Axelle Van den Meerssche

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    1. Dear Axelle

      I am so terribly sorry that I don’t check my gmail account more often (not almost ever) – I should perhaps change my e-mail address on the blog
      As for Sarah, you can contact her directly at @periodbrussels – she is a communication specialist and an awesome feminist!

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