When Mexican parents José González de Diego and Alicia Vera Zboralska decided to name their child Bárbara de Diego Zboralska, they did it to honor the mothers in their family. However, their choice of name went against a longstanding Mexican tradition.
In Mexico, babies get their last names from the paternal side of the family. Their first last name comes from the father’s surname, and the second last name comes from the mother’s paternal surname. Had baby Bárbara received the paternal last names from her parents, she would have been named Bárbara González Vera.
According to NBC, this is the first time in Mexico that parents have actually named their child after the maternal side of the family.
While the name Bárbara de Diego Zboralska might seem like a normal name, the parents, José González de Diego and Alicia Vera Zboralska, needed a court injunction to legally change the name of their child. C’mon Mexico, we have children in the U.S. named “Apple” and “Sage Moonblood.”
Let the parents name their child Bárbara de Diego Zboralska. While it was a struggle to legally name their child, in the end, it was important for her parents to honor the maternal side of their families, NBC reports.
Ana Guevara, former Olympic medalist and current Mexican Senator, was attacked by a group of men while riding her motorcycle on highway in December.
According to BBC, Guevara was riding her motorcycle on a highway near Mexico City when she was struck by a car. Then, four men got out of the car and beat Guevara as she laid injured.
When Guevara shared her story on Twitter, rather than coming together to show support for the victim of such a violent attack, a large number of Twitter users began tweeting #GolpearMujeresEsFelicidad, or #BeatingWomenIsHappiness. This is what happens when people have no empathy for humanity and hide behind Twitter avatars.
Some people decided to use her attack as a joke promoting domestic violence and assault against women.
CREDIT: @Armandeto / Twitter
“These women who are offended by this hashtag but use a photo with a dog filter in their profile picture are confused.”
Even other women think this kind of social media behavior is normal.
CREDIT: @_LucianaMelina / Twitter
“If he doesn’t hit you, he doesn’t love you.”
A majority of people using the hashtag consider themselves to be part of Legion Holk, a group which promotes homophobia, misogyny and violence.
CREDIT: @UnaChicaHolk / Twitter
“Don’t do what this woman did. She forgot to make a sandwich. THINK!”
Seriously, a lot of people seem to find nothing wrong with this mentality.
CREDIT: @estebanlh13 / Twitter
“I’ll start hitting women to be happier.”
Thankfully, not everyone agrees with this hashtag.