‘I have enough ovaries to apply the law.’ The language of gender enters the Mexican presidential race
The two presidential front-runners grew up exposed to sharply different visions of what a woman in Mexico could aspire to be.
In her impoverished home in the state of Hidalgo, Xóchitl Gálvez faced beatings from her alcoholic father, who once threatened to kill her mother. She’d hear the men in her family quip, “Women are only good for the petate (a bed) and the metate (a stone to grind grains).”
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