Cuvântare ținută la Constanța în ziua de 14 mai a.c.

Cuvântare ținută la Constanța în ziua de 14 mai a.c.

written by Alexandrina Cantacuzino, 1876-1944, in Cantacuzino Family Collection, of Romania. National Archives (folder 183, files 112-131) (Bucharest, Bucharest County) (1933) , 20 page(s)

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Title: Speech Held at Constanța on May 14 This Year. Description: Alexandrina Cantacuzino’s speech at a Romanian Women’s Association meeting held on May 14 [?1933] in which the leader of the organization exposed her ideas on a “new politics” of women that would be more efficient than other feminist strategies in the achievement of women’s emancipation. This “new politics” of women, characterized by a refusal to enter political parties’ structures, political non-partisanship, female solidarity and sacrifice for the public service, was to emerge in opposition to men’s politics, harshly criticized for going against the public interest and cultivating a destructive competition. The argumentation for women’s rights was based on ideas of women’s superior morality, altruism and dedication to the public good, strengthened by a rhetoric that promoted the image of a Romanian society caught in deep moral, economic, political and institutional crises. Keywords: Alexandrina Cantacuzino, political rights, politics, Romanian Women’s Association
Field of Interest
Women and Social Movements
Author
Alexandrina Cantacuzino, 1876-1944
Collection
Women and Social Movements, Modern Empires Since 1820
Content Type
Speech/Address
Duration
0 sec
Format
Text
Page Count
20
Subject
Women and Social Movements, History, Women and Social Reform, Women and Politics, Women and Rights, Rumania, Romênia, Romania, Social Reform and Political Activism, Political and Human Rights, Political Parties and Other Male Dominated Organizations, Equal Rights for Women, Suffrage, Romanians, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Topic
Political Parties and Other Male Dominated Organizations, Equal Rights for Women, Suffrage
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Rumania, Romênia

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