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People Are Shook After Watching Residente And Rocky The Kid Argue About Domestic Violence

Did someone say machísmo is dead? During a radio bit, Residente and Rocky the Kid set out to discuss domestic violence against women, and as the conversation moved to social media, it devolved into threats of physical violence against each other. Brace yourselves. During a “Things You Didn’t Know” segment on Spanish radio program “El Despelote,” radio hosts Angelique “Burbu” Burgos and Roque “Rocky the Kid” José Gallart brought up a fun fact: The United Nations made Nov. 25 the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Of course, this topic may feel close to home given that as many as 70 percent of women have experienced physical or sexual violence. To levy the heavy topic, Burbu asked her fellow radio hosts if they knew why the feminist movement identifies with the color purple.

They all said it was because of the color represents the color bruises leave on physically abused women, according to Primera Hora. Burbu clarified that it was because of the color blend of pink and blue, to signify equal rights.

Social media astrologer and influencer Mariela “Mela” Pabón sounded the alarms in a now-deleted tweet.

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In the tweet, she called Rocky the Kid a “charlatán,” and called on the stars (in the sky) to “conspire so that this country has a future without you on the radio and television.” The tweet went viral, and it wasn’t until hours later that she realized Rocky the Kid wasn’t the first to say the feminist movement was represented by the color of a bruise. It was fellow radio host El Giga. She deleted the tweet and followed up with an apology tweet. 

Dear ones, I deleted the tweet because I want to be responsible with information,” she later tweeted in Spanish. “I listened to the complete audio and it is heard that it was not Rocky, but Giga who says it and the others speak that they thought the same. I heard it out of context and it is obvious that if heard alone, it shocks.” She went on to emphasize that, “we are in critical moments regarding gender violence in PR and these issues are sensitive. I will always denounce machismo wherever it comes from, but dialogue is also necessary to understand these issues. Therefore, I apologize.”

Still, her initial tweet set off a wave of angry responses, including from Residente.

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While Residente responded to her initial, now-deleted tweet, he continued the conversation online to tweet, “What is scary is not the comment [about the bruises] but the people who defend the insensitivity in it. Normalizing this behavior encourages violence against women to be natural. You have to be an animal not to understand this!”

Later, he would take to Instagram to share an IGTV rant on the topic while the information was still not clarified. In the IGTV video, he passionately denounced Rocky The Kid (though later we learn that it was El Giga who thought up the bruise correlation), and called on the SBS radio station to take action. Residente captioned the video “Today we recognize the day against the violence done to women. my message is clear, we do not want more violence done by men to women. I’m sure that a network like SBS will do the right thing.”

Rocky the Kid responded to Residente’s passionate plea by calling him a “dangerous” person and accusing him of being an abuser.

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You still with me on this novela? This is supposed to be about women, and here we are talking about men. Rocky the Kid had beef that Residente didn’t pull a Mela and take back his comments against Rocky the Kid. So, the next day, Rocky the Kid had his daily radio platform and used it to call Residente an impulsive, “even dangerous” person, claiming that Residente even has the “face of an abuser.” Rocky even threatened physical violence, “You’re going to slap me, but you’ll lose your nose.” Que que? Machísmo is alive and well, mi gente. Residente responded to say, “Stop defending these brutes and get yours. Imagine that your mother or grandmothers went through this and understand that you can not allow such comments.”

El Giga has not tweeted any response. Mela, however, tweeted, “I still think that the media are full of macharranerías and hope that this yields more responsible conversations of this topic in public forums. I will do the same to corroborate the info well before reacting impulsively.” She later screenshotted her tweets to her Instagram story to tell her followers that this was the last she will speak of it.

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Solomon Ray Is One Of The Hottest Musicians On Scene Right Now And These Pics Prove It

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Solomon Ray Is One Of The Hottest Musicians On Scene Right Now And These Pics Prove It

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Solomon Ray is one of the hottest artists in music right now. The young man is delivering music and lewks that we didn’t know we needed. Let’s take a moment to admire the artist who si giving us some new music.

This is Solomon Ray and he is not shy about showing off who he is.

One of the most iconic quotes from Juan Gabriel and it still rings true today. How many times has someone in your family asked about your sexuality? Like, obviously it is what you suspect it to be so why the third-degree, tía?

He’s a Britney stan, which is still so very important.

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She might have one of the most bizarre Instagram accounts ever created, but that’s just part of her. Britney is an American treasure and should be protected and honored at all times no matter what. It’s a good thing that Ray understands the importance of loving the pop icon.

He knows how to give you all of those rancho vibes.

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Those chains against the hairy chest are really just everything. Honestly, we should be thanking him for being able to serve us such diverse lewks. We should aspire to have a man that can do both.

Ray even does the thing when he is at work.

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Just like mami always said, “You can never be overdressed.” Mom instilled in us the importance of always being well put together no matter what. We dress up to hang out in the living room to hang out when the family comes over. Seems like Ray would be the perfect man to bring around.

Look at him being all chill with Mariah Carey.

Like, we get it. You have famous friends and know people who are just incredibly awesome. Well, if you do know Mariah Carey, let’s go ahead and plan a dinner date. You know, for networking.

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Mexico Looks To Ban Beauty Pageants For Contributing To Machismo Attitudes And Violence Against Women

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Mexico Looks To Ban Beauty Pageants For Contributing To Machismo Attitudes And Violence Against Women

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Beauty pageants have long been an integral part of Mexican celebrations – from Carnival to fiestas celebrating a Pueblo’s patron saint, they’re extremely common. However, as violence against women soars to new records across the country, Mexico’s newly formed ‘Gender Equality Commission’ has introduced new measures that would effectively ban beauty pageants.

The commission sees beauty pageants as contributing to gender stereotypes, machismo attitudes, and, in turn, endemic violence against women.

However, many Mexicans have already voiced their strong opposition to the proposed rules and intent to fight back against them.

Mexico’s Gender Equality Commission has announced new rules that would ban beauty pageants in the country.

The Mexican Congress has taken up recommendations that the country move to ban beauty pageants. The new bill, based on recommendations from the Gender Equality Commission, would include new provisions to the general law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence.

The commission introduced several new provisions meant to help reduce violence against women, but the one that many Mexicans are talking about is the potential beauty pageant ban – as beauty pageants are a major part of Mexican society.

Members of the commission expressed their objection towards any such form of competition in which beauty or physical appearance of women, girls, or adolescents is evaluated in full or in part based on sexist stereotypes.

“We believe that beauty contests are events which show women through socio-cultural standards and under gender stereotypes as an instrument to maintain the concept of a female body as an object. This limits the personal development of the participants,” the members added.

Under the new guidelines, pageants will not be able to use public resources, official promotion, subsidies and any kind of economic or institutional support for carrying out these kinds of shows. It’s also possible that privately-funded pageants could be subject to the ban.

Mexico has long suffered from gender-based violence but the issue is getting worse year after year.

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In Mexico, the rallying cry “Ni Una Menos” has been on the tips of everyone’s tongue as violence against women has spiraled out of control in 2020. Before the Coronavirus pandemic forced people to stay home, hundreds of thousands of Mexicans took part in some of the largest protests ever seen across the country, denouncing the growing violence epidemic.

So far, an average of 10 women are killed everyday in Mexico. And 911 calls for domestic violence are up more than 60%, as women are forced to stay home with their abuser.

Meanwhile, the country’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has brushed off the killings as being sensationalized by his opposition to make him look bad. In fact, after news broke of a recent woman’s murder, AMLO was asked about her death at a press conference. However, he told reporters that he did not want to talk about gender-motivated killings of women because he did not want “femicides to distract from the raffle,” referring to a raffle his administration had organized around the sale of the presidential airplane.

The country has a long history of competing in international beauty pageants.

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Beauty pageants have been popular in Mexico for several decades and many Mexicans have preformed well at both national and international competitions. So it’s no surprise that many have come out against the announcement and expressed their sadness about the end of pageants.

Several Mexican women have won big at international competitions, including: Vanessa Ponce De Leon (Miss World 2018), Sofia Aragon (2nd Runner Up Miss Universe 2019), and Andrea Toscano (1st Runner Up Miss International 2019).

A Mexican transgender woman also won out over contestants from 21 countries, at Thailands Miss International Queen. Valentina Fluchaire was crowned queen in 2019 at the annual pageant for transgender women in Thailand.