Girls' Globe

(Mexico’s latest hashtag on violence against women, that reflects a broken society).

On December 11th, Ana Gabriela Guevara, former Olympic Mexican athlete, and State Senator since 2012, reported on Twitter an assault she described as gender violence that occurred earlier that day. The assault took place on a federal highway when she was returning from Valle de Bravo to Mexico City.

She described the assault as what she first thought was a common vehicular accident, and she asked the driver to pull over to settle things through their insurance. All of the sudden, four men got out of the car and started beating her to the ground slurring insults because she was a woman and because she was a motorcyclist. The assault went on for several minutes, where these men punched and kicked her face and ribs, leaving her almost unconscious in the ground. When the men…

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