Y’a qu’à pas baiser !
FOCUS CENTRE SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR - ONE IS NOT BORN, BUT RATHER BECOMES, A WOMAN
Paris, 1971. Just as in Romania in the same period, abortion and free contraception are still illegal in France. Feminists are fighting in the streets - we see images of a major protest which took place on November 20th -, as well as in their homes - practicing illegal abortion (here with the Karman method). Made with various type of footages, this militant feminist film questions the pleasure in sexual intercourse between women and men and why some women and men decide not to keep a potential child, deconstructing in a very delicate manner the major anti-abortion discourse we can see on extracts from the French television. This is a very important film as it is unfortunately still very current: extremist people from various religious beliefs are taking the power in many countries, resulting in a regression of the victories we thought our mothers and grandmothers already secured. More than ever, we can sing together with these women from the MLF (Mouvement de Libération de la Femme): "Arise, sisters enslaved. Break our chains, we will be saved. Arise!". (by Vanina Vignal)
* screenshots : ©Y’a qu’à pas baiser ! / CaSdB
* Adopted by: Centrul FILIA