Meaghan Beatley is a journalist based in Barcelona.
Chief among Vox’s anti-feminist measures is the repeal of a 2004 Gender Violence Law. The party also calls for the dissolution of federally funded feminist organizations; the creation of a Family Ministry in lieu of the current Gender Ministry; and removing sex change and abortion procedures from public health services.
Tens of thousands of people dressed in purple, the color traditionally associated with the women’s liberation movement, marched through the streets of major cities from Barcelona and Madrid to Seville and Toledo to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Similar protests took place around the world, from Japan to Turkey to Rwanda.
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This is just the latest in an ongoing debate in Spain over Rosalía’s supposed appropriation of an art form with gitano origins.
Seizing on the national outrage, many women suggested either boycotting the Running of the Bulls or attending it dressed in black. Pamplona feminists ultimately rejected both forms of protest, calling them detrimental to their decadeslong work to “reclaim” the festival for women.
The crisis is now forcing West African countries fronting the Atlantic to fight one another over the fish that remain.