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Eve, the 1st victim of mysogyny

  Eve/ La Malinche by Salas, E. (2021) Eve/ La Malinche by Salas, E. (2021) Every March 8 marks the International Women's Day, a date that, more than a celebration, is an occasion to reflect on the femicides, discrimination and violence faced by women in all areas. What it's "femicide"? It's the murder of a woman for reasons of gender.  Since the beginning of the times, women have been unfairly stroked out as villains through misogynist, speeches/ ideas. And boosted by -some- religions, women have been seen as "an object that needs to be punished".  In modern days, some countries like mine, Mexico, women are still seen not only as inferior, but in several cases, are dehumanized and the consequences of this it's the sad statistics: 10 women are murdered daily in Mexico alone.  But what are the origins of this gender violence and misogyny?  In the pre-Roman era, Egyptians have some of the greatest female monarchs in history, and their religion enhanced
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