In setting priorities and developing action plans, we need to listen to the women who know best what their communities need and how those needs change over time.
The success of diverse candidates suggests that widespread unrest has enhanced civic engagement and political participation.
In adopting a feminist foreign policy, Mexico joins conversations on gender equality that are usually monopolized by wealthy nations in Scandinavia and Western Europe. Yet Mexico’s track record of promoting women in politics domestically means it belongs in that rarefied club—and puts to shame the so-called advanced democracies that have fallen behind.
“Historically, the broad genre of crime fiction has belonged to white men … I find myself yearning to read books written by authors whose experiences more closely reflect my own. After all, crime is diverse. Crime fiction should be, as well.”
Mexico’s Congress approved an increase in prison sentences for gender-based killings and sexual abuse of minors. While the bill is a welcome step to curb the rising tide of gender-based killings in Mexico and Latin America, governments must do more to fulfill their obligations under international law.
The problem is not women’s bodies, or the mere sight of them. The problem is a culture that judges women primarily by how they look, or what they wear or don’t wear, and constantly cuts them down to size through a cruel and fatal combination of diet culture and unrealistic, unattainable standards of female beauty.
“The lies that President Trump spewed during his State of the Union Speech are nearly impossible to comprehend. Mi Familia Vota knows that on some of the top priorities for the Latino community—like health care, the economy and immigration—the President’s administration has been a catastrophic failure for our community.”
There is a lineage. Let their names be sung and recited over and over again. Let the change they strived for be named. These change-makers were my sisters, my friends, my chosen family and my support system. We were responsible for changing the nation’s sentiments about undocumented migrant young people. We amplified our narratives and forever shifted migration discourse even if we weren’t held up publicly. We did the work to claim our lives.
When languages disappear, so do the living cultures and human stories embedded within them. The Maya Girls are refusing to let that happen to the linguistic family of 22 different Mayan languages tracing back 5,000 years.
On Latina Equal Pay Day, the EEOC wanted to shirk its civil rights duties to protect women workers of color.