Bogotá is a portentous and unruly city, a beast of numerous maverick heads slumping in the core of Colombia, serving as the country’s heart, brains—and if the air were less polluted, its lungs, too—thumping arrhythmically to the beat of inequality.
Thousands of women march in Buenos Aires, calling for economic security and access to abortion. When Cecilia Palmeiro began organizing "Ni Una Menos" (not one less), a campaign against femicide in Argentina, in 2015, she wondered what power a women's strike could have.
In July of 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began notifying recipients of federal sexual education funding through the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP) that their five-year grants would end two years early, in 2018. Then, in August of last year, the Department issued a statement indicating plans to scrap the Program.
Mamis, tías, and madrinas collectively agreed that, although money did not guarantee a healthy relationship, a man should still be the greatest contributor to household finances. It was ironic, then, that when Chimbala ft. El Chima's “Tu Eres Una Chapiadora” introduced the term to the Dominican diaspora in 2013, "chapiadora" was used to hypersexualize and shame women who pursued men for financial gain.