Greetings disruptors! We come in peace. Here is what we have been digesting during periods of reading about your planet.
- In South America, Camila Vallejo, a leader of the student protests in Chile to demand education reform, just won a congressional election. Badass! And, par for the course for Chile, where women having political power is actually a thing. Quoth Luz Delfondo: “That’s why my blood boils when people talk about South America like it’s more politically “backward” than the US. We all have our problems, and there’s a lot that other countries do better!”
- Speaking of which, in Bangladesh, the government has acknowledged that gender is not binary and will now recognize Hijras as a separate gender for official documents.