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María Escudero presents her glass balcony "from where she observes equality and the gender perspective of Cartagena society (13/07/2020)

two decades | The book `The glass balcony´, written by the sociologist María Escudero Vera, and edited by the Department of Equality of the Cartagena City Council, has been presented this morning in the ceremonial hall of the City Hall, with the presence of the mayor, Ana Belén Castejón; the councilman, David Martínez Noguera, and the author herself.

It contains a series of opinion articles published in print media from 2003 to the present day.“In all the texts we have read about María Escudero, since she began publishing her column in the newspaper La Opinión in 2003, the gender perspective is present.

That is one of the main reasons that we are here today presenting her book 'The glass balcony', published by the Department of Equality, "said the mayor, Ana Belén Castejón. The first mayor explained “María Escudero is the author of one of the few opinion columns written by a woman's pen, both in local and regional media.

Women writers are scarce, and those who write about gender inequality, about conciliation, sex quotas or how to face male violence, from a female perspective, do even more.

”For her part, the author of the book pointed out that the objective of the book "is to encourage debate and reflection on the events that take place and to encourage us to be, at least in thought, an active citizenry."The author anticipated that this is the first volume of a trilogy "Strategies for reflection", which she hopes will see the remaining two volumes come to light in the coming months.PERSPECTIVE LOOKS FROM THE GLASS BALCONYThe texts invite the reflection of events that have occurred, which seen today allow us to analyze events over time.The chronicles written in the text as a whole observe from a sociological perspective, what is happening in general and in Cartagena in particular.

It can be remembered from the expectation created by the arrival of the Corte Inglés in our municipality, the conversion of the port city into a cruise ship destination or the urgent need to care for the salty lagoon of an altered Mar Menor.In the text, the gender perspective and the value of equality are present as a transversal approach to the comments, concretized in own articles, worth the headings of Stop Violence, The Mirabal Sisters or The End of the Superwoman.The mayor stressed that this book “shows us the society in which we live from our own municipality, how we have evolved and where we have stagnated.

Books like this make us see the mills against which all citizens have to fight, to become a more just, equitable and enriched society with the experience of all and all that comprise it, "concluded Castejón.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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