Compagnie Jolie Môme - Hymne du MLF (English translation)

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Hymne du MLF

Nous, qui sommes sans passé, les femmes
nous qui n'avons pas d'histoire,
depuis la nuit des temps, les femmes
nous sommes le continent noir.
 
Levons nous, femmes esclaves
Et brisons nos entraves
Debout ! Debout !
 
Asservies, humilièes, les femmes,
achetées, vendues, violées;
dans toutes les maisons, les femmes,
hors du monde reléguées.
 
Levons nous, femmes esclaves
et brisons nos entraves
Debout ! Debout !
 
Seules dans notre malheur, les femmes,
l'une de l'autre ignorées;
ils nous ont divisées, les femmes,
et de nos sœurs séparées:
 
Levons nous, femmes esclaves
Et brisons nos entraves
Debout ! Debout !
 
Le temps de la colère, les femmes,
notre temps est arrivé;
connaissons notre force, les femmes,
découvrons-nous des milliers
 
Levons nous, femmes esclaves
Et brisons nos entraves
Debout ! Debout !
 
Reconnaissons-nous, les femmes,
parlons-nous, regardons-nous;
ensemble on nous opprime, les femmes
ensemble révoltons-nous.
 
Levons nous, femmes esclaves
Et brisons nos entraves
Debout ! Debout !
 
Levons nous, femmes esclaves
Réjouissons sans entraves
Debout ! Debout !
 
Submitted by tdwarms on Thu, 16/11/2017 - 04:53
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English translation

Anthem of the MLF

We, who are without a past, women
We who don’t have a history,
Since the night of time, women
We are the unknown continent1
 
Let us rise up, women slaves
And break our fetters
Rise up! Rise up!
 
Subjugated, humiliated, women,
Bought, sold, raped;
In all houses, women,
Outside of the world are relegated.
 
Let us rise up, women slaves
And break our fetters
Rise up! Rise up!
 
Alone in our hardship, women,
Unaware of one another;
They have divided us, women,
And separated us from our sisters:
 
Let us rise up, women slaves
And break our fetters
Rise up! Rise up!
 
The time of rage, women,
Our time has come;
We know our strength, women,
Let’s discover thousands like us.
 
Let us rise up, women slaves
And break our fetters
Rise up! Rise up!
 
Let’s recognize ourselves, women,
Let’s speak to ourselves, let’s look at ourselves
Together we are oppressed, women
Together let us rebel.
 
Let us rise up, women slaves
And break our fetters
Rise up! Rise up!
 
Let us rise up, women slaves
Let us rejoice without fetters
Rise up! Rise up!
 
  • 1. Sigmund Freud infamously referred to women’s sexuality as a “dark continent.”
Submitted by tdwarms on Thu, 16/11/2017 - 04:57
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The MLF or Mouvement de libération des femmes (English: Movement for Women's Liberation), is a French feminist movement.

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