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of Mex­ico City.Ana Car­lota Ve­lazquez, a stu­dent pro­tes­tor, said, “I’m tired of liv­ing it, and hear­ing it hap­pen to my friends, in the streets, on pub­lic trans­port, in univer­sity and at work.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mex­ico’s National Com­mis­sion to Pre­vent and Erad­i­cate Vi­o­lence against Women, six women are killed each day in Mex­ico at the hands of men.Even so, ex­perts say that such killings, or femi­cides, tend to be greatly un­der-re­ported in Mex­ico.

Irinea Buen­dia be­lieves that her daugh­ter, Mar­i­ana, was killed by her hus­band, who had threat­ened to kill her.Of­fi­cials recorded her death as a sui­cide.Now, af­ter five years of cam­paign­ing, the Mex­i­can Supreme Court has or­dered her daugh­ter’s death to be re-in­ves­ti­gated.She car­ried a sign with a photo of her daugh­ter that read: “I did not kill my­self.You killed me.”

Marisol Zarco Reyes, a psy­chol­o­gist at the Mex­ico State Coun­cil for Women, says men are taught that vi­o­lence is a way to keep power. “Machismo is a hege­monic model of mas­culin­ity in Mex­ico,” she said.

— Fu­sion.com and BBC News

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