Sobremesa Chronicles

Mujeres MUDSome of you know that I live in a house as the sole male surrounded by four wonderful ladies. Yet as a man happily subdued, I have been trained to see sexism everywhere I turn.

Sometimes I see sexism even in places where nobody else sees it, which makes me extra cautious about making a comment. But this is not one of those times, and Venezuela’s opposition is not one of those places – the sexism there is rampant, and in-your-face.

Case in point: just a few days ago, we learned that only 10% of the candidates for the opposition’s primaries to select folks for the National Assembly will be women.

This is just plain wrong. And if you disagree with me, think about it … how many national political figures in the opposition are women? Maria Corina. Maybe Evelnyg. Delsa? And … that’s it. Ask yourself why that is.

Let’s take off our blinders and quit giving Diosdado-freakin’-Cabello a valid excuse to attack us with. There is rampant sexism inside the opposition, and we need to come to terms with it.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

One of these things is not like the others
One of these things is not like the others
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