“There is no day that I do not think about my gender expression and the implications of actively dismantling the gender binary.”
“There is a lot to be said about these incidents… They show how difficult the fight for women’s rights is in Sudan… and how quickly things can go from support to aggression,” says Sudanese activist and Fulbright scholar Wala Ali Abdelbassit Zaid.
“If people and cultures were more accepting of women’s empowerment, then witch-hunting would not be so rampant, but the fear of women having power is so intimidatory that it fuels suspicions that result in violence.”
TV shows often depict women involved in drug trafficking as the cartel leaders or bosses. However, like many other industries of power, women are workers who stand at the lowest level.
Al contrario de lo que se ven en las películas o series de narcos, las mujeres envueltas en el narcotráfico no son las grandes lideresas ni jefas de carteles. Desde Guayaquil, Ecuador escribe Karla Pesantes.