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Girls just want to have guns… more than jobs

2 April 2013

Now this is interesting.  Lilia Varenka Torrealba Lecuona until today had a rather cushy job with the Federal District government as “directora de Coordinación, Apoyo y Supervisión de la Subsecretaría de Gobierno” (i.e.,  the sub-secretary’s appointment manager and events coordinator) when her facebook photos were splashed across the pages of Reforma and other Mexican dailies.

liliaAlthough the weapons she is … uh… modeling? brandishing?… are all legal police weapons (the photos apparently taken by a police official), she was forced to immediately resign.

What’s interesting is the different attitude towards firearms taken here than what you’d find in the U.S.  Torrealba was obviously mugging for the camera, and posting the photos, captioned  “One of my other passions”, might not be taken seriously in the U.S. (and in some places, might get drafted as a candidate for political office), but it is definitely taken as an extremely serious matter here.

Ms. Torrealba’s defenders (and there are a few) claim her forced resignation was sexist.  Nah… never mind that this photo was taken in a police official’s office… you don’t mess around with tools you’re not supposed to be using.  Those aren’t toys, and if this was meant to be cute, or funny, nobody’s laughing.


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  1. Anti permalink
    2 April 2013 10:17 pm

    Mexico is lost, Juan José García Ocho and Varenka are bad people who supports violence and guns… arrogants funcionaries

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