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Salient. Newspaper of the Victoria University Students' Association. Vol 42 No. 8. April 23 1979

iterhood and Solidarity

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On Saturday, at the official opening, full impact of three thousand women [unclear: ether] made itself felt.

There was a feeling of solidarity, that some women grew even stronger and [unclear: re] positive as the convention progressed; are all women and we are all together. [unclear: ould] be untrue to say that this feeling [unclear: is] the predominant one because it often [unclear: med] to be overridden by differences, [unclear: e] two other occasions where this [unclear: feeling] of unity was dominant were when [unclear: connporary] feminist singers performed at two mass concerts.

While other aspects of the convention [unclear: re] and are important, this feeling of [unclear: ity], in contrast to what is often the [unclear: ryday] feeling of women in our society, [unclear: it] of disunity within themselves, with [unclear: each] other, brought about by a society [unclear: it] is repressive to all and to women in [unclear: ticular] through sexism, is why women [unclear: k] to organise together and act for change