International Women’s Day
By Jesús Aguado
The monologue “I may not be happy but I have a husband,” as well as short films are part of the program that the Municipal Institute for Women will present to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Why do Mexican women decide to get married? According to the monologue written by actress Silvia Pasquel, women get married because they are in love and have great expectations. Nevertheless as the time passes by—in most cases—love ends, and the customary becomes boring, and that is how respect and confidence are lost. Viviana Gómez Thorpe is the character Pasquel plays. Viviana is not happy with her marriage because of her husband’s mistreatment and infidelity. She does not want to leave him because that would be a scandal in society and, besides, she does not want to be part of the statistics of “divorced women.” Viviana needs to get courage and leave the situation that is destroying her life. She needs to be stronger to be happy again.
The monologue by Silvia Pasquel will be performed at the Teatro Ángela Peralta on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 and 9pm. Cynthia Sifuentes, director of the San Miguel Institute for Women, commented that the tickets can be obtained free by answering a survey conducted by the Institute, situated on Boulevard de la Conspiración 130. The survey is about women’s topics.
Also, on Tuesday, March 8, at the Plaza Cívica, several short films will be projected in an event where the women will be pampered with music, presents, and games as well as with the documentaries from the Guanajuato International Film Festival. According to the Public Relations Department of the local administration, one of the films is the perfect frame of a unique and special Mexican family. The film tells the story of four women who give their life for the world’s most important entity, the family. The documentary was filmed by students from the Universidad de Guanajuato.