The statement underlines the fact that we are not born feminists, but that we become feminists because of the daily experiences we live and the inequalities and discriminations that the patriarchy imposes on us. The text includes a series of everyday situations that are part of the various positions of feminist struggles.

The Government's "You're a Feminist" campaign
The Government's "You're a Feminist" campaign. Author: Department of Equality of the Generalitat of Catalonia. 2023. License: All rights reserved.

The document begins by quoting the activist Simone de Beauvoir and adapts her famous phrase "we are not born women, we become women" to emphasize the idea that we are not born feminists, but become feminists because we "refuse to accept ourselves as normal inequalities, discrimination and violence" that condition the lives of all women. As the statement states, to be a feminist it is not necessary to have an exhaustive knowledge of the theoretical production of the last three centuries against patriarchal normality, or even of the history of struggles against patriarchy.

Among other things, the Institutional Declaration of March 8 recognizes that "if you don't think it's normal that women carry most of the domestic work and care", "you're a feminist"; "if you are revolted by being treated like a girl at work, your professional worth being questioned or rumors about sexual favors being spread when you occupy a position of responsibility, you are a feminist"; and “if you think being jealous, controlling and possessive has nothing to do with love; also, feminist".

The manifesto is crossed by an intersectional view , which is evident in the last paragraph of the text, which emphasizes that "a feminist normalcy" must also "be anti-racist, trans-inclusive, without discrimination due to sexual orientation, age, of social class, nationality or disability, because feminism is global justice". In this final section, the activist Angela Davis is also quoted, insisting that "we must stop accepting the things we cannot change, and change everything we cannot accept" and urging society to make feminist normality possible in all social spaces.

The manifesto closes by asserting collective participation in the feminist struggle. In line with the "You are a Feminist" campaign of the Department of Equality and Feminism, the text concludes: "It doesn't matter when you joined this feminist common sense. In feminism, everything is to begin!"