*Disclaimer: I am recognizing my privilege as a white woman and that I can’t ever begin to know what my sisters of color are going through because I am white.
This is a big part of why I wanted to do Slice of Life again. Because in my head I’ve been writing about this for over a week. If I don’t get it out, it won’t stop infecting me. I teach in Monterrey, Mexico. The last week we have been waiting to see how our school is going to handle the March 9th protest.
Why the protest:
This article does a great job of explaining the spark of these protests.
This map is a sobering visual representation of why these protests are necessary.
This is a topic that in reality every single country is dealing with. Women matter. Period. Our lives matter. It is hard because honestly that’s all I have to say. We are under appreciated, under paid, under valued in almost every society. Our school was forced to cancel classes for the day because school largely operate on the labor of women and without women they can’t be successful. I’m happy my school is standing behind the protest but I wish the men in my everyday life could really see what their days would like without us. It is an important lesson for my 9/10 year olds to learn. It isn’t as simple as women are just as good as men. My students know that and can repeat that. It is beyond that. It goes deeper than that.