Hundreds Of Armed Women Defend Mexican City From Cartels

This week, hundreds of women in the Mexican town of Xaltianguis formed their own community defense organization to protect their town from organized crime. The women belong to a group called the Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG.

In the words of an armed mother of two: “Women are brave and we are capable of defending our town.”

(sent in by Aaron Woolfolk – thanks!)

  • TheBrett

    Good for them. The cartels tend to be fond of sexual violence and promote a machoistic, entitled misogyny, so women standing up to them is great news.