May a women do a world tour alone, aged 50?
I am going to try. In March, I am going to leave from Vienna for a trip all around the world, heading west. I am going to come back home in August from Corfu.
My idea was generated by chance when I came across in the story of Ida Pfeiffer, an extraordinary woman who, almost two centuries ago, aged 45, separated from her husband and with two grown children, decided to devote her life to travel. I read her books and I was fascinated by this tenacious, courageous and nonconformist woman, who when she was a child preferred by all means games with guns and swords than dollies and who, aged 12, turned her back to Napoleon. My project is to demonstrate how, even in the 1800, there were valuable women, while nowadays, in many cases, feminism is degenerated in an ephemeral and painful fight gender, bringing no solid result. In Italy, equality is that women work outside and in the house, whereas their husbands, at best, they “help them”; in Italy there is the chimera of a useless linguistic equality and words are changed (“sindaco becomes “sindaca”), and a 31 years old woman suicides because her hot videos were posted online. For this reason, people think to have the right to accuse her, even after the suicide; in Italy, children suffer a “mental infibulations from good and clean hands, and they will never recover from this.
Now, Ida Pfeiffer and Tiziana Cantone inspired my project: a woman alone all around the world, to demonstrate that a woman can live alone, without a man supporting her and that she can live without sexist and falsely moralist prejudices, which are evident above all in the Italian society.
Of course, in this tour there is much more: there is the search for the true myself, my personal life project, which I necessarily have to do before it is too late, in an age when probably for many people is already, unfortunately, late. I know this, but I discovered that soon or later you have to face life and in a moment when all choices, made to adequate to a constituted system throw to you their ephemeral heaviness.
Ida who played with guns and mocked Napoleon, I will travel for the 40000 Km of the earth circumference, to find her.