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In Mexico, the hour of a woman in power has come, but not that of feminism



On June 2, for the first time in Mexican history, a woman will win the presidency. Whether they are on the right or the left, voters can now vote feminist, one might think. And yet, some political analysts believe that women do not feel represented at all. How is it possible ?

A favorite in the polls, Claudia Sheinbaum embodies for many women the continuity of a government which has often demonstrated its disagreements with the feminist movement. During her term as mayor of Mexico City, she also had some disagreements with feminists. She did not hesitate to criticize them for being right-wing.

That being said, we also have the option of Xóchitl Gálvez, behind the banner of the PAN (National Action Party) and other traditional parties, from the center left to the right. Here again, feminism is not there. The Fuerza y ​​Corazón por México (Strength and Courage for Mexico) coalition candidate has lukewarm positions on issues like abortionand no one expects progress on equality if Gálvez is elected.

The programs of the two candidates do not mark a break with regard to feminist struggles. And, as we have already been able to convince ourselves, a government respectful of parity (10 female ministers out of 21) like that of López Obrador (the current Mexican president, nicknamed “AMLO”) is not necessarily feminist.

A short-lived idyll

So what to do? In Mexico, more women vote than men. At least that’s what we thought

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