The Hidden Women of Paris
One of my biggest regrets is that I was born too late for the barricades of May 1968. I was only 4 years old, and so I missed this huge “happening”, the student and worker uprising that brought France to a standstill. My mother’s sister, who was then a 22-year-old elementary school teacher here, recalled with nostalgia the strange atmosphere in the city, where, she said, “the daily routine stopped and everyone went on a picnic”.
Thanks to Aunt Anne-Marie, who told me several times of “her” May ’68, I’ve always viewed the protests from a female perspective. At first glance, however, women are rarely visible.… Seguir leyendo »