Posts Tagged ‘machismo’

The Bolillo case: a punched and ignored woman

August 10, 2011

Hottest news in Colombia at the moment: national soccer trainer hits woman and loses his job. A female senator defends him, because the woman must have provoked him. Oh my, this senator is doing three steps back where the country is doing tiny steps forward, now and then. Physical abuses and murderings of women happen every day here. So please let this senator shut up at once! But back to the hitting itself. AND AN UPDATE (more…)


When love kills

January 11, 2010

Every four days in Colombia a woman is killed by her husband or boyfriend, Colombia’s newspaper El Tiempo wrote yesterday. The other important newspaper, El Espectador, published an article called ‘When love kills’. The reason is that within a few months at least five killings of wives and girlsfriends were reported by the Colombian press. One of the latest was the murder of a woman in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla. Her very jealous ex husband suspected she had a lover. He shot her. (more…)

Morning after pill and promiscuity

December 10, 2009

Giving young girls access to the morning after pill will increase their promiscuity. That’s what Colombia’s senator Víctor Velásquez Reyes thinks and with him a lot more people, and it’s silly. In the meantime teenager pregnancies in Colombia keep being a big problem. (more…)

Contraception before abortion

October 22, 2009

A lot of discussion about a sentence of Colombia’s Constitutional Court, that says that Colombia’s abortion law should be explained at school. Those who are against the law obviously are against the sentence as well. (more…)

Half of Colombia’s pregnancies is not wanted

June 19, 2009

Fifty percent of the pregnancies in Colombia are unwanted. A shocking figure that shows the country has a huge problem to solve. (more…)

Vatican against abortion raped girl (9)

March 7, 2009

In one of my last posts I was talking about women in Afghanistan and Colombia, explaining that the rules to cover your whole body or on the contrary to show it as much as you can, com from the same machismo view on the female body. (more…)

Being a woman in Afghanistan and in Colombia

March 1, 2009

A while ago I read two articles in the New York Times which struck me. One was about girls in Afghanistan who go to school in spite of the danger of being attacked by crazy radicals – apparantly close to the Taliban – who spray their faces with acid. All the girls, including the ones who have been sprayed, insist in going to school. modelos-0309burqa-0309 (more…)