Monday, June 27, 2011

Slut Walk Morelia 2011

Yesterday, (June 26th, 2011) Morelia was witness to the first ever "Marcha de las Putas" or "Slut Walk" organized by three locals, Cris Mendoza, Laura Sainz and Erika Torreblanca. La Marcha de las Putas has a special meaning for Mexican women who have historically been targeted on the streets by men as they walk by. Cat calls, profanities, the well known "piropo" is the day-to-day backdrop for many women in Mexico.

Monday, June 20, 2011

BlackBerry Status

Last week my BlackBerry was stolen; taken right out of my purse as I waited for someone on a street corner here in my colonia (see location). The panic I felt when I realized my phone was missing was nothing compared to the anger I felt when, Iusacell, the cell phone company I have been using for several years now, told me there was no insurance on my phone. I couldn't believe it! I had contracted insurance on my original plan and for some reason, the company dropped the insurance when I got the new plan with the BlackBerry!