“Today,” continue the young economists and businesswomen of the world, “we feel the duty to stand beside the Iranian women who are fighting for their freedom and beside all the young people who are trying – risking their lives – to build a better future. And we will do so using words, to emphasise the ‘saving’ capacity of words, the right to speak out and protest.”
The statement closes by stating that the narrative device of One Thousand and One Nights also reminds us that storytelling is also a place to go to try to defeat death: ars narrandi, ars vivendi.
“Women have a special familiarity with words, because they have a special intimacy with life. They teach us the first words: let women again generate the necessary first words of the new world that is to be born.”