To this day, thousands of Mexican women are raped and murdered with no consquence. In this episode, we explore femicide - the rape and murder of women for no other reason than that they are women. Myriad theories have been floated for this femicide, including: cartel killings, serial murders, US sex offenders, and a patriarchal culture that devalues women and treats them as disposable objects, mirrored in a government that validates this perspective. The truth is...well, it is a complicated one, with no clear cut solution. Join us in Part I of a two part series on this topic, as we attempt to understand what the hell is going on. 

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Sources/links:

Book: Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade and La Frontera

Study on Maquiladoras: "The Maquiladora Industry: Disciplining Women Workers"

Amnesty International Report--MEXICO: INTOLERABLE KILLINGS : 10 YEARS OF ABDUCTIONS AND MURDERS OF WOMEN IN CIUDAD JUÁREZ AND CHIHUAHUA: SUMMARY REPORT AND APPEALS CASES: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/AMR41/027/2003/en/

 

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