Por un México de Mexicanxs

Presentado para el Concurso “Género y Justicia” edición 2015.
De la Subdirección de Equidad de Género de la Suprema Corte de Justicia.

Foto de Lorena Wolffer.

“Los estereotipos son verdades cansadas.” George Steiner

“No creo en la “violencia de género”, creo que el género mismo es la violencia, que las normas de masculinidad y feminidad, tal y como las conocemos, producen violencia.” Beatriz Preciado

Santa Fe: A millionaire project built upon the Other

Abdul and his neighbors were squatting on land that belonged to the Airports Authority of India. Only a coconut-tree-lined thoroughfare separated the slum from the entrance to the international terminal. Serving the airport clientele, and encircling Annawadi, were five extravagant hotels: four ornate, marbly megaliths and one sleek blue-glass Hyatt, from the top-floor windows of…

Women and work in Indonesia

Researching women’s access to the labor markets is a never-ending theme that seems to widen in a rhizomatic fashion where any question is followed by more questions that bring us back to the very beginning: which women? What work? What kind of access? Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world after China,…

Solidarity across Borders

Introduction In October 2014 a news story went viral and created great controversy when a white lesbian couple from Ohio sued their sperm bank over a mistake with their chosen donor. The couple alleged the company erroneously gave them vials from an African-American donor instead of the white donor they had carefully chosen. This mistake,…

The PUI Project – Medellin

“Colombia’s Medellin miracle” WashingtonPost.com By Anthony Faiola – Jul 11, 2008 “Medellin Sheds Cocaine Image to Become Cultural Hot Spot” Bloomberg.com By Christopher Bagley – Nov 21, 2012 “Medellin Homicide Rate Tumbles After Mafia Pact” Insightcrime.org by Natalie Southwick – Nov 13, 2013 “Medellin: A city in Metamorphosis” Elpais.com by Jesus Ruiz Manila – Nov 13, 2013 Medellin,…

World refugee day 2014

Mae Sot is a Western Thailand district that shares a border with Burma.  Last week, on June 20, was the commemoration of the World Refugee Day and I had the chance to visit the Mae La Refugee Camp. According to UNHCR, there are more than 50 million refugees around the world, and half are women and children. Mae…

In the land of a Thousand Smiles

Ten days already in The Land of Smiles: a name that I most times find perfectly accurate but then tuk tuks and motorcycles happen… The smile is an integral part of the Thai body language. The acute intonation of the chanting greeting: Sawatdee Kaaaa goes along with a nice smile, hands to the chin and a slight bow in…

Unnatural Nature

In his work Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature, William Cronon presents the case of the old chemical weapons manufacturing center, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, Colorado. This compound was used for 40 years to produce a long list of toxic substances: aldrin, dieldrin (and all the bad guys with an “in” or “ine” termination), mustard gas, napalm,…

Inflamable: estudio del sufrimiento ambiental

Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown by Javier Auyero, Debora Alejandra Swistun “Knowledge about a poisoned environment, Flammable teaches us, is not solely shaped by what we see and smell and touch […] Experience of that polluted reality is, this book shows, socially and politically produced.” Javier Auyero and Debora Alejandra Swistun Auyero and…