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World Cup 2019: how a feminist anthem echoed in the Rennes stadium

A song that we do not hear often in football stadiums. In the middle of Roazhon Park, in Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), a group of 600 people sang "Stand Women", a feminist anthem, before the kickoff of Chile-Sweden (0-2), Tuesday afternoon. Nothing improvised in this process.

The initiative is to the credit of the town hall, which contacted the local company Dicilà, tells Ouest-France. The association brought together 600 volunteers, mostly women, some of whom had never set foot in a stadium.

With the agreement of Fifa

The group then rehearsed for several weeks to interpret the feminist anthem "Stand Up Women". The troupe also resumed "Is not gonna let nobody turn me around", a gospel dedicated to civil rights. An operation validated beforehand by Fifa, says the regional daily.

The feminist anthem "Stand Up Women" was created in 1971 by Monique Wittig, one of the founders of the Women's Liberation Movement (MLF). On the tune of "Chant des Marais", an old song of deportees in concentration camps, the lyrics of this music denounce the fate of women "enslaved and humiliated".

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