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ANTH 471- Week 8: Essay

Sep 4, 2023

Read the week 8 reading materials and discuss the Sisterhood and its different aspects based on the reading.

Week 8: Essay

“Sisterhood”, deals with experiencing a strong resurgence of the idea related to sisterhood as compared to that of Spain and the United States to rally on their cry about “sisterhood is powerful”. Therefore this is likely to be an appeal that was made under contemporary feminism which was visible within every country. The solidarity among women was mainly penetrated within the movement which flourished the social network undertaken by the public demonstration to run with the flow of protest and the “solidarity messages” with #Sororidad (Sisterhood). Feminist solidarity is actually a way that is embedded with the cultural traditions and the movement to resist women’s socioeconomic inequalities and to get power to deal with patriarchal powers. Apart from this, the main idea related to female solidarity is based on women who are universally considered as a shared experience based on the oppression at a particular hand to deal with the patriarchal society, which leads to forming a common ground between the women to deal with the bond. Thus, women were suppressed from society, because most of them thought that making them participate in different works, was not accepted traditionally, as they were only supposed to work in their household work. Based on the context of ethics according to Abrisketa and Abrisketa mainly focuses on how women were suppressed within the society, as they were often gang-raped and were suppressed from mainstream society. According to Abrisketa & Abrisketa (2020), which mainly focuses on the ideas of the International Women’s Strike which was done in the year 2018 in March that was thrived out with a massive unprecedented impact on Spain. Therefore, here, the author tried to narrate how “5.5 million women supported the strike” and attended the rallies organized at the center of the city.

Basque San Fermines fiesta, could be examined on the specific reason related to the analysis that dwells on the fact that states how Basque gender relations deal with the Feminist Movement to act like a conceptual apparatus. This is mainly based on examining the gender relationship on a broader concept with a sketchy note about the Women’s Movement that produced a vast bodily thought that was accumulated over the past 150 years. Based “The Bull Run Rape”, the incident denoted from 2016, which was mainly projected the year 2016, stated about a gang rape of an 18-year-old woman during the Bull-Running festival that caused the public to get outraged and then they were prompted to call that reforms about the laws on the different sexual violence (Bullen 1999). Hence, in this case, five men were accused of their situation and later they were convicted and sent to jail. This article, mainly examined how to bring public feminism in Spain which can properly be considered as well as they can deal with feminism to understand the two events which took place in the year 2017, which was the trial related to grand rape that took place at the “San Fermín fiestas” in Pamplona and the #MeToo Movement.

Sisterhood emerged as one of the most powerful festivals of politics in the Basque Country and in Spain. This gave a development to the Feminist movement that began to see itself as an “Anti-hierarchal” and an “Egalitarian movement” that helped women to get a good position within the society. This was like a comparison that led to the aim of the theoretical reflection that surrounded the concept to bring forth assistance and help for all the people around whosoever is trying to protest and take a stand for women. Sisterhood strengthens the feminist project which actually depends upon the exorcized idealization attached to situate theory related to the struggle while appealing to it originally and taking proper care of the sexual violence. Thus, in order to conclude Simone de Beauvoir’s impression based on the arrival of the early 1960s at Pamplona, the “Basque and Spanish Feminism” produced extensive as well as active work that involved the fiestas public spaces for the general public.  Moreover, in the text by Abrisketa & Abrisketa (2020) stated that Pateman’s project: “to explore the subjection of women is also to explore the fraternity of men”.

Yet, to compare, women’s solidarity mainly focuses on the #MeToo movement in the Basque Country, Spain, and beyond the USA, focused on penetrating the movement that flourishes social network while generating a great flow of protest as well as solidarity message-based #Sisterhood. Moreover, it compares to learning about the United States, because women are often confined in the household bars, hence with the influence of this notion, they got a priority so that they can depend upon the rally and cry out for their justice. Hence none of the women shall rely upon the patriarchal society or be gang raped.            


Abrisketa, O. G., & Abrisketa, M. G. (2020). “It’s Okay, Sister, Your Wolf-Pack Is Here”: Sisterhood as Public Feminism in Spain. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 45(4), 931-953.

Bullen, M. (1999). Gender and identity in the Alardes of two Basque towns. Basque Cultural Studies, (5), 149.

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