I apologize with all of you for the delay in this duty … I have been busy (crazy in fact) those past weeks… but I have been missing you and missing my own time to write and read and answering you properly. I have been thinking so much about the woman that I want to interview for the next assignment, and finally I choose two, here you have my proposals:
1) Eufrosina Cruz.- She is an indigenous woman born in Oaxaca (southern Mexico) and she jumped to the international news when she become the first woman elected to be the Mayor of her town, however, the “popular –and male chauvinism- laws” denied her political rights for that election by nullifying the votes, and arguing “she was not a citizen, as far she was a woman”. Eufrosina continued her fight and now she founded an organization to empower indigenous women and to transform those “popular laws” that despite the national rights, they still practicing discrimination not only in politics but in all senses in the indigenous women life.
2) Martha Lamas.- She is one of the most famous feminists in Mexico. She have been involved in every movement dedicated to empower women in this country since she was 16 (now she is 62). Her life fight is all about “female freedom and capacity to take decisions”: since abortion laws to human rights and economical independences of women. She is founder of many organizations, all of them focused in social and political transformations to beneficiate women.
I also thought in interview Lidia Cacho, a brave Mexican journalist who has been fighting against child prostitution and political corruption here in my country, however, as far I know, she will be one of the future columnist of Pulse Wire next month, so it seems that the crew of this fantastic site won me the place to hear Lidia’s experiences
I will be waiting for your comments brave girls !! Thanks a lot for your patience with me!!
Love. Xthina " )