November 29, 2018

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Quote


One story making the rounds when I first arrived was that a policewoman, armed and in uniform, was standing on a packed morning bus headed to her job at the Ministry of Interior when a man pinched her bottom. She drew her sidearm, turned, and shot the assailant dead. The policewoman was placed on leave until trial, at which she was found not guilty based on self-defence and returned to her job. Women loved to tell that story and would add that since that incident the men in Managua had left their hands off female strangers in public.

- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War


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