Being a woman in the 21st century is a challenge that 49.55% of the global population has to face. It is a hard fight to make our voices count against gender violence, gender bias, femicide, and much more. Fortunately, Marta Lamas knows about this problem.
Marta Lamas, a Mexican writer, who graduated with a degree in Ethnology from the National School of Anthropology and History, is one of the most representative figures of the feminist movement in Mexico.
Since the 1970’s Lamas has been one of the most prominent women’s rights activists. She cares about topics that many are afraid to even think of like abortion, discrimination, and even prostitution. She is one of the few women who truly believe that the feminist movement is something that matters not only to women, to men as well. It’s a win-win situation for all.
Active as well in the media sector, Lamas founded one of the most important newspapers in the country, “La Jornada.” She’s also the founder and director of the magazine “Debate Feminista” and the founder of “Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida”. Being a strong woman who hasn’t let her voice be silenced. Lamas has always fought to make women’s rights respected. That is why she’s also involved in the Directive Counselor of the Mexican Women Pro Rights Society, an association dedicated to helping other women-centered organizations.
It is through this way that Lamas has developed such an amazing reputation in the academic area. She has taught at the National School of Anthropology and History and the Faculty of Political Science in the UNAM.
Literature has been her best friend and a useful tool to help her get to where she is now. By publishing a variety of books and essays focusing on the feminist movement. including books on topics such as cultural diversity and tolerance, to mention a few.
These beautifully written works have allowed Lamas to earn huge recognitions as well as nominations. In 2005, she was nominated for the Peace Nobel Prize. Lamas has won the National Prize for Equality and No Discrimination Award in 2010 that the National Counselor to Prevent Discrimination offers.
Without any doubt, Lamas is advanced her knowledge and activism. Her dedication to women’s rights and to the feminist movement is deeply appreciated by all. In conclusion, Lamas is a shining example for the many that want to fight for a better world not only for women but for all of us.
Marta Lamas Icono Universitario del Feminismo. (n.d.). Fundación UNAM. Retrieved October 4, 2020, from https://www.fundacionunam.org.mx/rostros/marta-lamas-icono universitario-del-feminismo/
About the Author
Ayelén Reyes Meza is a bright young eighteen year old student from Mexico. She is an advocate for change that strives to do her best for those around her. As a volunteer within the Lives For Literacy movement she is extremely committed to making literacy available to everyone. She aspires to grow as the movement does, encouraging those around her as well as to share her knowledge to others as well as learn from them.