There were about 1,000 femicides — girls and women killed because of their gender — in Mexico last year, up 10 percent from the previous year. Overall, an average of 10 women were killed per day in 2019. According to the Post Walmart is allowing its 108,000 female employees to join the one-day strike. Ford, Grupo Salinas banking and media, and Bimbo, the baked goods giant are also making the same allowances.
It should be noted that it is shameful that such a day needs to exist. Where would we all be without women? The academic answer is nonexistent, but it goes beyond academia and into the very heart of what it means to be human. Let’s get this straight, women aren’t the lesser of anything!