“One of the first things that shocked me was Candela’s femicide, because we were the same age. I could not stop thinking that it could have happened to me” – Milena, 17 years old
«There was a day in elementary school where, that single time, we had a workshop on puberty. Which it was more like a biology lesson. Our teacher, because he felt like it, explained the contraceptive methods. But they were not part of the program. In the end, he offered us to ask questions, but we were 14 years old and did not even know what we wanted to ask. We had a lot of modesty. Luckily my mom was always open, she explained everything to me and I learned like that.» – Milena, 17 years old
«Ideologically I am an abolitionist because it seems to me that in prostitution, beyond being a group of middle/upper class that work within the conditions they want, it is totally utopian to think that regulationism is going to solve anything.
It has already been proven in Europe by legalizing prostitution, and it does not work. There is still more human trafficking, more horrible conditions. It does not work.
Obviously it is perfect that anyone can decide what they want to do. But for me it is a very small group that says «I want to be a prostitute and I like to be a prostitute». All the rest of women are left behind. And you cannot militate regulationism taking into account only certain classes.» – Milena, 17 years old
«I struggle a lot with radical feminism. On one hand, I agree with the theory. But I feel that to a certain extent it does not connect the theory with the reality. As, for example, the trans struggle. I do not think that the struggles have to be separated, because everything is intertwined.
But, mainly, I do not think that we should fight between us because there is another oppressor that we have to focus» – Milena, 17 years old
«The deconstruction process was between us, between peers: the student center, among my colleagues. A lot of discussion, a lot of debate between everyone. And that helped a lot. The same thing happened with my friends: We were all very aligned (with the patriarchy) at the beginning and we reflected together. But, again, everything between PAIRS. The school authorities never provided a line of direction » – Milena, 17 years old
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