International Women's Day, March 8, 2021, Mexico City
¨You will be seeing us¨ it says on the right, on the lavender-colored cross - the color of women´s power. On the left the cross reads ¨we are going to scream until you listen to us¨.
For some time now, the rate of femicide in Mexico has been among the highest in the world, with nearly 10 women a day being murdered on average, as women, because they are women. For some time now, Mexican women have been at the forefront of protest against sexual violence and femicide.
A barricade was placed outside the Presidential Palace which has become what the President refers to as a ¨wall of peace.¨ A largely popular left-wing leader, he now faces his most difficult challenge from women, who say that during several years as President he has done nothing about the nearly 10 women a day murdered in Mexico.
This is true, this issue has not been and will not likely be a part of his political agenda. Although a leftist, he is very macho, like Trump and Bolsonaro on the Right. This is going to cost him. He is clearly going to be dealing with the feminist Mexican agenda for the balance of his time in office.