Mother's Day According to Mexican Government

Osiris Jasso reflects [on] recent Mother's Day and how it was “celebrated” by the Mexican government on social networks.

Mother's Day is an excellent occasion to highlight the importance of providing every woman with education and opportunities for them to become mothers just by choice, to demand better working conditions and salaries for working mothers, to raise awareness about a fair division of domestic labor and to reopen the discussion about fatherhood for those fathers who want to get actively involved in birth and raising of our children. For the Presidency of the Republic, however, it's all about some mom's phrases.


Don't you answer me, I'm your mother.

After noting that this repeats the old stereotype that reduces a woman's role to simply being a life reproducer, he concludes:

Spreading a campaign based on sexist stereotypes about motherhood is against the spirit of a long-held struggle for acknowledging women's rights, and has an alarming dimension when it's a authority as the Presidence of the Republic that carries it on with a so broad communicative mood. It'd be great if I had such a big audience to be able to disseminate one or another campaign [es], a much smarter one.

The post reviewed here was part of the second #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday on blogs on GV] on May 12, 2014.

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