Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Naked and the Dead

They signed the unanimously approved, farcically debated "Life Begins When the Baby Jesus Says So" revision to the state constitution into law this week, provoking a wave of angry, if belated, protests from Querétaro's feminist minority. This sort of thing seems to always feature someone getting naked in public, which every news outlet in town then carries on the front page, so we figured we'd just get in line and run the picture too.

The Diocese of Querétaro then held its own press conference to say how totally super awesome the new law is. Father Saúl Ragoitia Vega kept his clothes on the whole time and still managed to get on the front page, which probably says as much about the position of women in Querétaro as the fact that the law was passed in the first place.

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