Mexico, Dec. 6 (Notimex).- A sample of the diversity of women in Latin America and their struggle for equality, is what is presented in the book "Being a Woman in Latin America", published by the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM, for its acronym in Spanish).
When presenting the book, Alejandra Osorio, director of the Academic and Cultural Department of that house of studies, affirmed that being a woman in this region of the American continent has its characteristics.
The above because maternity is imposed without asking many times, a state is imposed that determines that females can not decide on their bodies, while work triples and is paid less than men.
However, the book also shows that "being a woman since the imposition" is in crisis, because today the females are more diverse and are willing to go beyond that imposition that is constructed from the gender itself.
This without renouncing motherhood if they wish, "but in a free and without impositions, without leaving skirts and perfumes, plucked or not, working at home or in the street, in the fight or pleasure, always in a free that gives meaning and form to 'womanhood' that is not the same as femininity. "
In turn, Francisco Mata, compiler of the book and general coordinator of Broadcasting of the UAM, said that the document reflects precisely that diversity of Latin American women through images of the daily life of women.
Meanwhile, Rodolfo Suarez, rector of the UAM Cuajimalpa, said that the book allows to see that the struggle goes beyond gender equality, because they show a woman who wants to be, against forms of exclusion that seek to subjugate and stop it.
21 countries of Latin America participate in the book with 6 thousand 70 photographs, from which 99 authors were chosen.