hoeeeeees= no respect.
In Mexico, false suicide reports shine light on Tarahumara plight
The Indians were hit by drought and a freeze that led to a food shortage. Aid starts flowing after reports that 50 had killed themselves because they were not able to feed their children.
It took false reports of mass suicide for Mexicans to rally in great number to the aid of the legendary Tarahumara Indians, who are facing a season of starvation. But publicity about their plight has exposed the chronic marginalization and growing perils, including drug violence, faced by many indigenous communities, activists say.
Pictured: Tarahumara Indians line up to receive aid, including food and water, in the village of Pito Real in Chihuahua state, Mexico. (Carlos Villalobos / El Heraldo de Chihuahua)
"FIFTEEN TO EIGHTEEN PERCENT OF GIRLS UNDER TWELVE NOW WEAR MASCARA, EYELINER AND LIPSTICK REGULARLY; EATING DISORDERS ARE UP AND SELF-ESTEEM IS DOWN; AND TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF YOUNG AMERICAN WOMEN WOULD RATHER WIN AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL THAN THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. EVEN BRIGHT, SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE WOMEN SAY THEY’D RATHER BE HOT THAN SMART. A MIAMI MOM JUST DIED FROM COSMETIC SURGERY, LEAVING BEHIND TWO TEENAGERS. THIS KEEPS HAPPENING, AND IT BREAKS MY HEART.
TEACHING GIRLS THAT THEIR APPEARANCE IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE TELLS THEM THAT LOOKS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING. IT SETS THEM UP FOR DIETING AT AGE 5 AND FOUNDATION AT AGE 11 AND BOOB JOBS AT 17 AND BOTOX AT 23. AS OUR CULTURAL IMPERATIVE FOR GIRLS TO BE HOT 24/7 HAS BECOME THE NEW NORMAL, AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY UNHAPPY. WHAT’S MISSING? A LIFE OF MEANING, A LIFE OF IDEAS AND READING BOOKS AND BEING VALUED FOR OUR THOUGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS.”