Upholding Malta’s abortion ban is a way of asserting national moral righteousness. But what kind of morality does this entail and what does it mean for women?
In the 19th century, new social practices, such as the promenading up and down the streets, mainly by men, reflected a new economic reality. Streets proved to be the right passages as architectural commodities for a capitalist economy rooted in visualism. The body became an artefact of display, which demanded the gaze of the onlooker.
Being by the sea is our only chance to experience public space once again; to be connected with one another and with nature.
Majoritarian systems, everywhere in the world, always disenfranchise somebody. Instead, what politics should do is empower people and communities to come to decisions as one.
The initial divisions between ‘the real people of Cottonera’ and ‘outsiders’ were overcome during the campaign. It is this type of unity—standing up together for a shared goal—that brought the residents together and led to success of the campaign.
The most praiseworthy effect of activism is to help us experience our collective power.
F’din ir-reċensjoni jinterpreta dawn ir-rakkonti ta’ Mifsud bħala stqarrija xettika kontra kull slogan assolutist u—fuq kollox—bħala att qalbieni ta’ qtigħ il-jies.