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What I Would Want My Girlfriend To Get Me For Valentine’s Day

I call my mujer, “Princess.” She is my queen. My chikibaby. YES LAWD, I LOVE MY WOMAN. She’s my sun, my moon, y el chile verde en mis tacos. Valentine’s Day is coming, and she already knows I’m gonna treat her. 

I’mma take her michelada tasting and we’re gonna drink the finest miches. And when we get home there’ll be rose petals leading up to the bed, which will have a plate con una torta ahogada and two forks. One for me. One for her. 

But, you know what, fam, I’m a little jealous. She deserves ALL the Valentine’s love but you know, sometimes a boy wants to feel like a princess, too. Like, no mames. I know you ladies gotta smell us, and pretend like we’re fine like Diego Luna and all that but it’s 2020 maybe this is the year the boys get to be chiquiados? No se. Piénsalo.

This is my list of things I would like my bae to get me for Valentine’s (a boy can dream).

Chiquear Your Man Gift Idea #1: Amor Eterno Tee

OMG. This shirt is too cute. GET THIS FOR YOUR MANS. Please. This artist is super chingón and has been blowing up all over L.A. Also, this shirt will remind your guy that he is stuck to you now, and always. And if he says, “Pero, baby, we’ve only been dating 8 months…” It’s NOW AND ALWAYS CABRÓN.

Chiquear Your Man Gift Idea #2: Guacardo Loves Pizza Joggers

Going out is for singles. Eso ya no me pertenece. These joggers, mi chikibaby, and the remote is all I need to have a FIRE-ass night. If you love your man — set him free. Let him be comfortable in his pajama and I guarantee this will lead to snuggle action. And who knows where the night might go from there….bow wow chika wow wow????. (Haha nah, I’m kidding. Grow up cochinos.)

Chiquear Your Man Gift Idea #3: San Marcos Fleece Blanket

Here’s my fantasy: I’m shivering on the couch trying to watch “Narcos: Mexico.” Suddenly my bae turns to me (in slow motion) and says, “Quieres que te tape, baybeh?” I’m like, “Si, baybeh. Porfis.” She pulls out this blanket. It has that iconic tigre on it. I’m instantly cozy and calientito like a caldo de pozole. We make out for 47 minutes. The next episode of “Narcos: Mexico” plays and I didn’t catch a damn thing from the previous episode…pero me vale. 

Chiquear Your Man Gift Idea #4: I’m Falling For You Tee

Pobre del Edgar. That dude will always be remembered as the kid who was super scared of falling. But I was never afraid to fall…in love with my girl (you’re looking at that last line like, “YA GUEY….YAAAA GUEEYYYYYY!!!” Okay, okay, okay, SORRY. I had to. But in all seriousness this shirt makes me laugh. If my girl got me this, I would know deep in my heart that she understands me. Trust me, don’t get a man roses (those are a pedorro gifts to us). We want this shirt.

Chiquear Your Man Gift Idea #5: Guacardo Plushie

No mames. Guys pretend they’re too macho to have a pinche monito de Guacardo… until their girl catches them in the middle of hugging Guacardo in their room while they’re scrolling through pictures of enchiladas together on Instagram. If you ask your man if he’d want this and he says no, tell him, “No te hagas, cabrón,” and get it for him anyway. Guacardo is an icon, and if you ever find yourself in an argument with your man, I guarantee you’ll always be able to stop the fight by saying, “Stop yelling in front of our child!” And the moment he looks into Guacardo’s awkward-ass he’ll forget what you were fighting about. And you’ll have a makeup make-out session for 47 minutes.

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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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