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Mujer de Venganza: On Diana the Huntress, Violence Against Women, and Revenge by Mónica Teresa Ortiz

(re)conquista fact #2

we name the desert a woman 

dunes of femurs and tibias

pyramids de Sierra de San Agustin

body counts can be

touchy subjects in Ciudad Juárez

A week ago I ran across a news story about a female vigilante, clad in black and allegedly wearing a blonde wig, who hopped onto one of the buses in Ciudad Juárez that transport women to the maquilas (factories). She entered the bus for the sole purpose of shooting the male bus driver in the head, execution style. The next day, a second bus driver was killed in a similar fashion. Shortly afterwards, an email was sent to various news organizations in Mexico. In part, it read: “You think because we are women we are weak, and maybe we are. But only to a certain point…. We can no longer remain quiet over these acts that fill us with rage. And so, I am an instrument who will take vengeance.” It was signed Diana, Huntress of Bus Drivers…

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mónica teresa ortiz


Mónica Teresa Ortiz is a writer born and raised in Texas. She lives in Austin.