Who's your father?

There is no doubt that being a woman in the 21st century is much easier than it used to be in the past. Women traveled a long and arduous path until they managed to express their voice and obtain the rights they have today. Since the post-Industrial Revolution period, the well-known “suffragettes” have claimed their rights. The struggle for the female vote was the first step to be reached on the feminist horizon.

Great Britain, 4th June, 1913. This was the day that Emily Davison, a feminist activist, died in support of her beliefs, by throwing herself in front of King George V's horse at the Derby Epson Downs. This is just one example among several other episodes of the fight against sexism that have marked history, and today is even portrayed in films and books.

However, despite having achieved so much, the struggle continues. The reasons are different, but the struggle is the same.

"A menina é filha de quem?" (“Who is your father?”) is the title of a book by Rita Ferro, Portuguese journalist and author, that makes me reflect on the idea - erroneous and sexist - that a woman needs to be someone'