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Unites States - Latina Women and Children at Risk

Charles Goolsby
Advocacy e-Mail Newsletter  1999-2001
Subject: Impunity in the abuse of women and children
August 28, 2000

cmg_jr@ix.netcom.com

Date: 08/28/00 22:03:05

Subject: Impunity in the abuse of women and children.

 

Dear friends,

The below film review discusses a film that no doubt reflects a reality.  That reality is that families and social institutions sometimes give permission for child rape with impunity. 

One web site I've found emphasizes the impunity with which human rights abuses, including rape, are carried out in Latin America.  I have seen that attitude of impunity when fighting against men who abuse  Latina women and girls in the DC area low-wage workplace.

America last year put an Ohio Congressman in jail for 15 years because he had a consensual sexual affair with a 15 year old campaign aid; a local Maryland police officer faces 15 years in jail for a sexual relationship with his 13 year old daughter; thousands of adult American men who sexually exploit minor girls go to jail... and yet some Latino men living in the United States have ongoing sexual encounters, via consensual affairs or workplace pressured rape or otherwise forced rape... and they don't get arrested; police are indoctrinated that it is just a 'Latino cultural trait;' and young girls by the tens of thousands are raped; exposed to AIDS; led via low self esteem and poverty into child prostitution; and the juvenile HIV/AIDS rate explodes in the affected Latino communities all across the United States.

Dealing with that reality while not inflaming stereotypes and while being respectful and compassionate to the victims is going to be a tough job.  The issue has to be faced head on.

Fortunately the U.S. and many advocates in Latin America and the UN and NGO's are picking up the ball on this issue.

 

- Chuck Goolsby

 

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Paulina  [A true story]

Written by Vicky Funari and Paulina Cruz Suárez

Directed by Vicky Funari

1998

A film review by Mark Pittillo, from:

http://www.lonestar.texas.net/~markcp/99archive.htm

A more explicit memory-film, Vicky Funari's ambitious non-fiction feature Paulina tells the harrowing, but ultimately uplifting story of Paulina Cruz Suárez, a Mexico City housekeeper whose nightmarish rural childhood included, among other indignities, being kidnapped and raped repeatedly by her forty-ish cacique (village boss)--with the full support of her family--at age 13. Most of the documentary footage in the film, which follows the now middle-aged Suarez on a trip back to her village, is stunning--Funari unearths a terrifying (and all-too-believable) portrait of machismo, and Suarez proves an exceptionally wise and candid narrator. It's easy to root for the inspiring Suarez, but whether you can fully get behind Paulina may depend on what you think of the film's fictional scenes--arty re-creations of her memories that, while never quite embarrassing, practically define the word "pretentious." It was during these moments that I, at least, wished Funari had trusted her material a bit more.

 

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