Our souls were in prison
Our bodies broke the chains
Warning: this summary of a presentation has no scientific or academic purposes and is only aiming at proposing a perspective over the idea of sports and feminism.
Summary: This article is a summary of a presentation made on 12 March 2015 at Women's Resource Center of Armenia. This presentation is an invitation for women's human rights defenders to consider the importance of using sports and body movement in activism and support mechanisms for women in general and vulnerable groups in particular.
Through a historical perspective on the treatment of the body of humans and particularly of women, I try to find an explanation to how working on the body can be by essence liberating. Holding a mirror to today's societal requirements over women's body, this presentation is the occasion to consider body movement, sports and dance as a tool for civil actions.