Tuesday, March 31, 2009

going backwards

Restricting a woman´s right to leave the house, and denying a woman´s right to refuse sex with her husband.

How on earth do these things make any sense?


I don´t know anything about how to better the situation in Afghanistan. I don´t know whether anyone has the answer, even if they say they do.

All I know is that if I were an Afhgani woman I would need to have an iron will just to wake up every day and live such an oppressive lifestyle. Especially if I were an Aghani woman who had in her living memory the experience of having left the house, of having studied, of having lived life.

One of the best novels I have read in a long time is precisely about the hell that women in Afghanistan have gone through:

I can´t believe this proposed law in Afghanistan, and I can´t believe the Afghani president is backing it.

Read it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

International Women´s Day

I dedicate this blog entry to one of the bravest women I know.

Claudia Hernandez.

I dedicate this to a week that was so inspiring. I accompanied Claudia on a trip organized by Amnesty International to Chicago. After 3 years without justice and as a survivor of everything that happened in San Salvador Atenco.

I can´t begin to congratulate you enough Claudia for everything you are overcoming, living, by inspiring others and struggling for justice.

Eres una gran mujer, eres una luz para mi.

Sunday, March 1, 2009