Human rights lawyer and journalist, Gisela Pérez De Acha and journalist with El Universal Mexico, Melissa Amezcua join Maria and Julio to discuss the recent wave of feminist protests in Mexico. They talk about the gender-based violence that provoked the demonstrations and how the AMLO administration has fallen short of their duty to protect women. They also speak about the new details that have emerged from a recent New York Times essay that calls out Justice Brett Kavanaugh for sexual misconduct (in addition to The Times’ correction controversy).
ITT Staff Picks:
- Listen to ITT’s past coverage of the feminist movement in Mexico: LIVE From Mexico: From Catcalling to Femicide; Mexico’s #MeToo; and, ITT en español: El ejemplo de las periodistas mexicanas
- Mexican women are angry about rape, murder and government neglect — and they want the world to know, via PRI’s The Conversation
- Mexico is the world’s second most deadliest country for transgender people — Mexican trans women are fighting for justice, via Associated Press for Latino Rebels
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