Discrimination against women still problem in Mexico

10:19, March 07, 2011      

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by Epifanio Cortes

MEXICO CITY, March 6 (Xinhua) -- As the world marks the annual International Women's Day on Tuesday, some women in Mexico consider discrimination against them remains a problem despite the attention on the issue over the years. "Mexican women now have more opportunities to be in public charges, to have similar salaries compared with men," said college student Martha Perez, who calls the establishment of March 8 a social advance.

"Women are more analytic, they are more informed," Perez said.

But things are not that optimistic in reality. Many hold that although the society has become more helpful and open-eared to women, gender inequality still lingers on.

"It should not be that a woman who wants a job must be young, tall, slim, white-skinned and beautiful," Lizeth Genel, a female expert on education of prisoners, told Xinhua.

"The less thing the employers are interested in is the intellectual level of the women looking for a job," Genel said.

"Also it is not fair that in public places such as the Museum of the Woman, they only want to stress the work done by famous women," she said.

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