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Proof That Being The Youngest In A Big Family Is The Worst

Not all Latinos come from big families, but those that do can come from notoriously B.I.G. families. While it’s great around your birthday or Christmas – because the more gifts the merrier – being the youngest in the family can have some serious drawbacks. Here are just a few examples of what happens when you’re the youngest in a large fam.

Your older brother made it mandatory for you participate in his “what-could-possibly-go-wrong?” experiments.

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After two weeks of convincing you that nothing could possibly go wrong with your older brother’s latest stunt, it. goes. horribly. wrong. Every time!

And your older sister tried out her makeup skills on you.

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Boy or girl, you were the guinea pig that big sis used to develop her beauty techniques.

If you had long hair, she also tried out new hairstyles on you.

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It’ll wash out, right?

Anytime you went on a family trip, you got the worst seat.

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Seniority always gets the best seat in any vehicle.

Hand-me-downs were all you ever wore.

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Parents aren’t going broke just so you can have the latest clothes. You’ll wear your sister’s dress… and like it!

Like clothes, blame got passed down to you as well.

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When something in the house breaks or goes missing, the blame stops with you.

Because you were the smallest, your older siblings always ignored you.

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But then you heard the juiciest chisme because they didn’t even notice you were in the room.

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Pro-tip: keep all that gossip in your back pocket for later use.

You watched “Harry Potter” and got jealous because he had his own room.

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You’re at the bottom of the pecking order, which means you’ll always share a room with someone who doesn’t want you there.

By the time you were born, your parents stopped putting effort into naming their children.

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Emmanuel, Enrique, Esmeralda, Emily, Erick, Eliana, and were all named after beloved family members. You were named after your mother’s favorite cat, Bruce.

And when your parents were mad, they couldn’t remember your name.

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They have so many kids they get confused and call you the first thing that comes to mind.

Good luck getting your older sibs to let you pick the television channel.

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The only way to have access to the television is by waking up super early. Hope you enjoy infomercials. They’re the only thing on at 5 AM.

If you brought your significant other to the house, your older brothers and sisters made sure to ruin your love life.

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Your brothers and sisters knew too much about you and did everything to embarrass you in front of your novio/novia. Bringing them to the house is asking for disaster.

As the youngest, you were always terrorized by pranks.

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Thanks to your older sibs, you’re the only 10 year old you knew on anxiety meds.

And older siblings took their aggression out on you when they were having a bad day.

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But that just made you stronger in the long run.

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Years of torment from them means you can handle anything.

While the older sibs took you for granted, you had some tricks up your sleeve too.

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Legend.

Best of all, you’ll always be your parents favorite because you’re their baby.

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READ: 9 Ways That Sharing A Room With Your Sibling Changed Your Life

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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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