“Enough to revictimize,” women said on Thursday in protest at the way Low California Prosecutor Guillermo Ruiz Hernandez associated teenager Danna Miriam with criminal activities, only because of the tattoos she had, justifying her murder.
“Sadly in Mexicali, last week a 16-year-old girl (she was murdered), but the girl also had tattoos everywhere and also the crime was commented on by an 18-year-old, a 22-year-old; 18 and 23-year-old colleagues,” the prosecutor said.
In the face of this, women raised their voices with messages grouped on the label #MisTatuajesNoJustificanTuViolencia, noting that they are tired of being judged for deciding on their bodies.
“I have a big tattoo on my back, and I plan to get more. Tattoos don’t make us criminals,” said a young elementary school teacher.
“I’m a full-time mom to a 10-month-old girl. I’m 36 years old and 8 tattoos. My tattoos don’t make me worthy of any kind of violence,” another woman said on Twitter.
At their protest, they posted images of the tattoos they have and insisted that the appearance of no woman in any way justifies a femicide.
“Stop criminalizing and re-victimizing women. We demand that you do your job, investigate, a modicum of justice, not your misopages and violent opinions,” one of the young women said in the virtual protest.
Amnesty International Mexico, meanwhile, demanded that the Baja California Prosecutor’s Office “prevent prejudice against Danna” from influencing the investigation and sanction of his femicide.
“The perpetuation of harmful gender stereotypes is one of the determinants of discrimination and violence, and can make it difficult to exercise the rights to justice, truth and comprehensive redress for women victims of violence,” she said.
In this regard, we urge the @FGEBC for research to be conducted with a gender perspective and based on the highest human rights standards. #JusticiaParaDanna
— Amnesty Int. Mexico (@AIMexico) August 27, 2020
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