Annie Leclerc offers personal reflections on her vital and intellectual trajectory towards claiming difference and the value and power of women. In her lecture, she refers to her passion for philosophy and writing, her awareness of the inferiority of women and the use of it to create the myth of male superiority. She gives us a testimony of her position and contribution to the women’s movement in the struggle for the liberation of desire and speech, as well as the testimony of her distance from Beauvoir’s positions. Far from the struggle of the sexes, Leclerc proposes not to conquer but to share; far from any kind of war, from domination, she shows the need for a new political ecology in which women have their say.
Annie Leclerc; Feminine writing; Feminism of difference; Political ecology; Simone de Beauvoir