Presentation of Scorci - Feminisms and Gender Relations


12 July 2023
With FAC Research @ Maldusa Palermo
Via Degli Schioppettieri 23

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. at Maldusa Palermo for a conversation with the Scorci collective and presentation of the magazine, whose latest issue deals with feminisms and gender relations.
The presenation co-organized by Maldusa and the Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research (FAC Palermo).
Scorci - Rivista siciliana di varia umanità is a semi-annual periodical published by the Cultural Association Sicilia Punto L. of Ragusa, born in 2021 and now in its fifth issue.
Scorci, in Sicilian dialect, are peels, rinds, residues that give off fires or essences; in Italian, "glimpses" refers to perspectives that allow one to observe the world with an unusual gaze, from which surprise and amazement can arise and which can point to alternative roads, paths of liberation, underestimated but important details.

Scorci was envisioned as a militant magazine, in the sense of social engagement and cultural militancy.
The different sections deal with current affairs, anthropology, cinema, theater, visual arts, literature, music, history and histories.
The various issues have a monothematic layout; the first dealt with the issue of Sicilian identity; the second with migrants and migration; the third revolved around the "dolcian" theme of waste; and the fourth dealt with war and peace. The fifth released in June 2023 addresses the issue of feminisms and gender relations.

Urgent and diriment issue because as we write in the editorial, "Everyday life, behaviors, representations, ideas circulating, and information signal a much more multifaceted reality, and it is not only the fact, acknowledged by all, that disparities in economic remuneration persist in the world of work. There is a widespread feeling, sometimes overt, sometimes underground, that women continue to remain, as Maria Rosa Cutrufelli told us in the interview, always the "second sex" , an appendage that still places her in a subordinate position, even when it would seem to exalt her autonomy and determination." Then it will be necessary to take a stand, to act. "Whether you are a woman, trans, straight, man, cis, nonbinary person, black, homosexual, Caucasian, poor, rich, nomadic, differently abled, indigenous, bes, precarious, intellectual, guaranteed, enslaved there is a strip of land in front of your feet that you can cross to begin to act out who you are or who you have yet to choose to be, in a way that is truly untethered and recognizing the same right to those you meet. But especially if you are a woman, beyond that barren strip you can place yourself comfortably to ask yourself what woman to be, to make peace with being one, to let go of fears and false certainties and make yourself the protagonist of an issue that is, in fact, you to begin with." (Désirée Carruba Toscano, Beyond Feminisms)