Officers within the Mexican metropolis of Chihuahua have banned the efficiency of songs with misogynistic lyrics, studies The New York Instances.
Mayor Marco Bonilla introduced the legislation in a Fb video final week, saying it bans the efficiency of any music that promotes violence towards girls or encourages discrimination, marginalization, or exclusion. Just lately, seven out of 10 calls in Chihuahua have concerned home violence, in accordance with Bonilla.
“Violence towards girls has reached ranges that we may contemplate like a pandemic,” he stated. “We are able to’t enable this to occur, and we can also’t enable this to be normalized.” There are ongoing protests throughout the state of Chihuahua in response to a latest rise in femicide.
Fines will vary from 674,000 pesos (or about $39,000) to 1.2 million pesos ($71,000). Based mostly on Bonilla’s message, it’s unclear how the ban might be enforced or who will impose the fines. In keeping with Blanca Patricia Ulate Bernal, town councilwoman who proposed the ban, the cash from the fines will go to a girls’s institute in Chihuahua and a confidential girls’s shelter.
Ulate Bernal stated in her personal Fb put up final week that the legislation applies to concert events and different occasions within the metropolis requiring a municipal allow, including that it was meant to assist girls have the precise “to take pleasure in a life freed from violence.”
The ban was accepted roughly one month after Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador blasted a style of songs known as corridos tumbados (or entice ballads) for allegedly glorifying drug smugglers and violence. “We’re by no means going to censor anybody,” he stated at a information convention. “They’ll sing what they need, however we’re not going to remain quiet.”
This isn’t the primary time town of Chihuahua has outlawed music based mostly on its content material. Again in 2012, Los Tigres del Norte have been banned for performing narcocorridos, or songs devoted to drug traffickers. Officers cited drug violence and likewise fined live performance organizers 20,000 pesos (or about $1,600 on the time).