‘Somos Los Otros’ Speaks for Those Who Can’t

Watch as grass-roots organizers in NYC prepare protests to speak out for the Ayotzinapa students missing in Mexico since late September

Since 43 students from a teaching school in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, went missing in late September, Mexicans in the New York area have been organizing protests and rallies. Christopher, 24, and his girlfriend Ana Laura, 22, have been heading to places like Corona Plaza in Queens and Union Square in Manhattan every weekend. Their group, Somos Los Otros, or We are the Others, started out with a handful of people, and now has joined a coalition of groups around the city. They use their own money to make placards and banners. “Everything comes out of our own pockets, our own money, but it’s worth it,” says Christopher. Read more at Voices of NY.

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Video produced by Lucina Melesio

Fertile Matters: The Politics of Mexican-Origin Women’s Reproduction (Chicana Matters) 
Publisher: University of Texas Press | ISBN: 0292716826 | edition 2008 | PDF | 240 pages | 1,95 mb

While the stereotype of the persistently pregnant Mexican-origin woman is longstanding, in the past fifteen years her reproduction has been targeted as a major social problem for the United States. Due to fear-fueled news reports and public perceptions about the changing composition of the nation’s racial and ethnic makeup—the so-called Latinization of America—the reproduction of Mexican immigrant women has become a central theme in contemporary U. S. politics since the early 1990s. In this exploration, Elena R. Gutiérrez considers these public stereotypes of Mexican American and Mexican immigrant women as “hyper-fertile baby machines” who “breed like rabbits.” She draws on social constructionist perspectives to examine the historical and sociopolitical evolution of these racial ideologies, and the related beliefs that Mexican-origin families are unduly large and that Mexican American and Mexican immigrant women do not use birth control.


Lili Ledy Cotton Candy!  Sorry…  they are all CF =X  I don’t know what happened in my last post (brag) about my last (third) one where I said the three are FF =X

They wanted to graze and I let them be free =3 (for a while)

Well…  there’s a strange one…  really weird color…

Two have purple eyes, both pinks, and the weirdly greenish (with pale pink hair) one has blue eyes.