Saturday, May 26, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I have two last names in Mexico. The first in order comes from my father and the second one is inherited from my mother’s family. It has created some issues with my children because in this country nobody “recognizes” the mother’s last name therefore I currently do not share any surname with them.
There was an old custom in my country -now becoming obsolete, of using the husband’s name after the first and last name attached to the word “de” as if automatically the husband would be in possession of the wife (i.e. Maria Lopez de Tejeda would literally mean Tejeda’s Maria Lopez)
I never used it because I concluded that I was nobody’s property and I had the right, at the very least, to own my whole name. Sadly, after I went through a lot of thinking and research, what I considered once a female surname is only an illusion because there are none within a patriarchal society.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
By Tierra Negra, Courier Special Correspondent
Never has been more obvious the lack of purpose of a government in this country as it is now days. It is not because of the way it was originally designed or intended but as a result of the people currently holding positions that behave irresponsibly while merely aiming to profit personally and for those that finance their candidacy to stay in power.
According to the principles that inspired the creators of the Declaration of Independence and in order to secure certain unalienable rights that make us all equal “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...” But, how would I be willing to consent a government that exacts more taxation from me in order to privilege those with the capital?