From “chronically depressed puppet to a head-slicing machine” in just nine months is quite a record said ironically Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner at Government House in a clear reply to growing party discontent with the electoral lists for next October presidential and legislative elections.
In only nine months ago “I have gone from being a chronically depressed double command puppet to an authoritarian head-slicing machine of utopian candidates”, said Mrs Kirchner during the official ceremony in which she promulgated a bill to fight human trafficking and signed a decree banning all “adult services” sections published in the classified ads – known as “Item 59”– of Argentine media.
“Newspapers can’t print headlines demanding that we fight human trafficking, while their back pages present ads that humiliate women” said President Cristina Fernandez during the ceremony at the “Women’s Hall” in Casa Rosada. “This is a giant step forward in the fight against double morals and hypocrisy”, she added.
Decree 936 orders for the creation of a control agency that will survey all classified ads to make sure that the law is followed.
“This is just one of the many acts of discrimination against women, maybe even the most humiliating one. We will never condemn a woman, because in most cases, no one has the chance to choose the life they lead” Cristina Fernández assured.
She added that the Ministry of Justice would join efforts with the Women’s National Council in order to fight human trafficking in Argentina.
However in spite of her remarks clearly targeted to the woman vote, Mrs. Kirchner also had time to send a message to the disgruntled members of the ruling Peronist party traditional structure and from organized labour under Hugo Moyano, who feel they have been displaced from the electoral lists by militants belonging to the youth movement “La Cámpora” which is headed by her son Maximo Kirchner
“They never understood my relation with him (her husband and former president Nestor Kirchner). They never understood the sadness and pain of loosing one of the three most important persons of my life and which I loved most, and even more they don’t seem to understand that we have the sufficient strength as women, to face the tasks we are given and at the moment they are handed on us”, said the Argentine president.