bravery and humanity

bravery and humanity

Two concepts that at first glance may seem unrelated to each other and yet in current times must be analyzed, broken down and above all understood by everyone: courage and humanity.


I explain my point of view: courage is not only an individualistic and disaggregated act, but on the contrary, because as Justin Butler tells us, in his book Fearless, “courage comes from an act and effect of social relationships, in particular of the relations of solidarity; it is transmitted between people, and it arises precisely from social relationships, from the ties between people, from the space and the occasion of their interrelationships”.

Seen in the above way, it makes it clear that courage is not an individual act, but that it arises from the social context of universality and therefore of humanity.

Thus, this could undoubtedly be the best explanation of social movements, of revolutions in the world, which have a brave leader, an identity, but this value is nourished by social construction, thus understood we see that humanity currently suffers of that courage, because the courage in this explanation that Justin Butler makes us, and that I embrace in every way, points out that it goes from individual courage, to a function and a cumulative effect of an act of solidarity and on this as humanity we must focus, It takes that courage to say enough to violence, inequality, discrimination, enough of the lack of freedoms, enough of the lack of democracy, simply Enough!

But it shouldn’t be enough that it drowns in days and months of inactivity, the crimes point out to us are going down, but there are situations in the individual context that lead to not believing in figures, when although homicides go down, we see that in The number of missing men and women increases, the trafficking of minors grows in numbers called “blacks”.

When we talk about crimes of family violence where the National Executive Secretariat gives us figures of an increase of 4.9 percent, that is, 6 thousand 322 more according to the report and gives a final figure of 135 thousand 458 reports in the country, lacerating the peace of families and thus society in general.

Perhaps it is time to ask ourselves: What future do we imagine as humanity? And I am not referring to technology, flying cars and microclimates like the city that they are currently building sustainably in the desert of Abu Dhabi, but to the future as humanity, one that goes beyond these improvements, one that is directly involved in human rights, respecting all, where inclusion is real, there are no disappearances, femicides, human trafficking and hate crimes; where we can truly walk without fear through streets whether they are lighted or dark; homes with humanity and respect.

That future is what I am referring to, not a future full of improvements in technology, but where we forget to bravely go hand in hand to demand urgent changes in the application of laws, because we have to recognize that legislators and legislators of the The world has worked to update these precepts, but their application is not on par, there is a lot missing in that line of application of justice with that “courageous” perspective of respect for human rights and in an act of respect for those laws, no it is worth not knowing when all of us are obliged to know these laws.

When those of us who work in instances and groups of civil society that see to the respect of the human rights of women, we emphasize that the most important is the “right to live a life free of violence”, with this we refer to this future of the humanity, which we imagine as humanity, because where there is a woman in a safe environment, we are talking about a safe community, a safe home, a safe school, a safe work environment.

With the above, we assume that, although it is difficult to predict the future, if we move forward in peaceful environments we can build a prosperous society and humanity.

And within this future, we must also frame, in addition to peaceful coexistence, a language that discriminates against us and remember what Cortázar pointed out at the University of California, in 1980 “language is there and it is a great wonder and it is what makes us human beings, but beware! Before using it, we must take into account the possibility that it deceives us, that is, that we are convinced that we are thinking on our own and in reality the language is thinking a bit for us, using stereotypes and formulas that come from the depths of time. and they can be completely rotten”

Thus, on this path, humanity must rethink the present and the future, but courageously face errors, highlight them and seek solutions for peace.

We women are called to work on these concepts and with greater humanity to work on building with language and acting, which contributes to making a difference and not only because they constitute more than 50 percent of the population register, but because we have to make a difference by coming of a patriarchal cultural construction where we were not taken into account at the beginning of the censuses and now we make a majority that bravely (in that majority construction of humanity in that unit that Butler was referring to at the beginning), so let’s imagine the future that we want and let us direct our present actions towards it, let us courageously make a humanity.

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