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FIERCE Gift Guide: Because Parents Are The Most Difficult People To Shop For

We usually know our friends pretty well enough to shop for and the same goes for our primos and siblings. The people who are most difficult to shop for are undoubtedly our parents. To be shamefully honest, sometimes we even skip on giving the hardest working people we know a gift just because we don’t know where to begin. Fear not, we did the homework for you and compiled this list of giftables that will warm the heart of any parent you know. Even better, you can purchase immediately by clicking the red button below. De nada.

Mijo On Board

Do you have a friend who has a little man riding dirty with their stinky diaper in the backseat? Well, get them this car magnet so they can let everyone know their principe is in the backseat and he MUST. NOT. BE. DISTURBED. You know the parent struggle is real and the last thing they want is an irresponsible adult kissing their car’s bumper with their bumper. Keep those cars in check, and be the best amiga by gifting them the gift of peace of mind [in Spanish].

PS there are different variations of this magnet, including Mija On Board, Mijos On Board and Mijas On Board.

Lil Libros The Life Of Selena Book

Your queen has arrived in the form of this cute AF Lil Libros The Life Of Selena book. If you’re a good friend, tía, suegra, or just an amazing Latina in general, you need to get this for a mom who has a child that has not been blessed by Selena’s hip-shaking washing machine. Selena is a reina, and this book is the perfect gift for anyone who is a fan of the queen, young or old. You will get a million points for this. Trust me.

Que Cozy Candle Set

Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory. A scientist told me that. And when you take in the delicious aromas found in this candle set you’ll be transported back to the coziest moments of your life: enjoying a cafecito, a tantalizing tamal, or even a heaping helping of arroz con leche. Maybe it’s raining outside and you don’t have to go anywhere so you’re thinking to yourself: “Man, sucks to be you guys. I’m going to stay here under my San Marcos blanket and settle in for some real coziness.” Recreate all of that for the special person in your life, by giving them these candles.

Mami Necklace

Being a mami isn’t all fun and games. Just ask your mami. She had to stay up late nights, she had to make those tough calls, and on top of that she had to listen to you whining about how you wanted “MacDonals” when she had a perfectly good home-cooked meal waiting for you. But just because being a mami is tough, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a soft spot. She will totally melt when you gift her this double-layered gold-plated Mami necklace. Show your a’má some appreciation and give her a sweet necklace so she can tell the world “Yes, I am a mami.”

Nadie Me Ayuda En Esta Casa Shirt

Look at the phrase emblazoned on the front of this shirt. I guarantee your mamá has said this out loud before. Maybe not to you, but to herself, in those quiet hours of the morning when she cleans that little border thing that runs between the floor and the wall. Who even cleans that?! Your mom does, that’s who. And have you ever helped her clean that? No. So the least you can do is get her this shirt for the holidays so she can know that we see her. And we love her.

Preguntale A Tu Mamá Shirt

Latino fathers always have that strong and stern imposing figure. They’re the guy we all look to for leadership. But let’s be real. We all know who is really running the show. Your mamá. She’s 100% the head mom in charge of your family and you know it. Who decides what everybody eats? Mamá. Who wakes you up on Saturday to clean? Máma. And who does your dad tell you to go ask when you beg him for permission to go do something? Tu mamá. It’s time we all started acknowledging this profound Latino truth, and you can start by getting your dad this shirt. As a gift, of course. But also… as a reminder. 

En Esta Cocina Mando Yo

Remember how you never had to roam around because your amá always had comida en la casa? Show that woman love, and get her this fly apron that’ll remind your jefa that the kitchen is her dominion and none shall pass unless she says they are worthy. Please, please, please, do not get your mom another framed photo of you. Gurlll….she already knows what you look like. You do not want your mom to turn into one of those señoras with a museum of your photos. Get her this gift and make her cry beautiful tears de madre.

Amor Eterno Necklace

Nothing lasts forever. Not your favorite novela. Not your friendship with Candelaria because she totally stole your man in 7th grade. Nothing. Well, except for one thing. Amor. That’s right. Love, baby. Because even when your favorite novela ends, the love you had for it goes on. And sure, maybe you don’t speak to Candelaria anymore, but the loving memories you once had will always be there. Love outlasts us all, and that’s really worth commemorating. So get your loved ones this necklace to let them know that they’re always going to be in your heart.

Lil Libros Bilingual Loteria Game

If you don’t cry at the sight of this game you need to drink more water because you might be dehydrated or just a little bit dead inside. This game is everything and it’s the perfect gift to give to a mom this holiday season. This game will educate your friend’s kids and also bring everyone around the table during a get-together. It’s a win-win.

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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