A Mexican senator was caught getting topless on a government Zoom conference unaware that her camera was on.
66-year-old senator Martha Lucia Micher started getting changed during a
May 29 meeting with members of the National Regeneration Movement
political party, the Bank of Mexico, and journalists.
Screenshots from the meeting originally meant to discuss the impact of
the coronavirus pandemic were leaked by an unknown attendee.
The senator took a strong stance against the bullying and came out
swinging, saying she is proud of her body and refuses to be objectified.
She said: “I am Malu Micher, and I am not ashamed to have shown part of
my intimacy by accident, because it is exactly the notion that a woman
is ‘just her body’ that has allowed and fomented the objectification of
women against which I have always fought.”
“I am a woman of 66 years of age who has breastfed four children, three
of whom are today professional and responsible men, and I feel proud of
my body for having nourished them.
“I am a woman who has fought for the left for almost 40 years and who
has occupied various public roles in my fervent commitment for the
defence of human rights, I am a woman who is not ashamed of her body, I
love it and I take care of it.”
Many of her colleagues and fellow politicians have come out to show solidarity with the senator.
Fellow senator Ricardo Monreal Avila wrote: “In view of the attacks
against her, a product of a mishap during a virtual meeting, we endorse
our fellowship. Morals and integrity will always be stronger than infamy
Another senator, Maria Elena Morena posted: “The rubbish stinks in the
senate and on social media. Our political and party differences should
Fellow party member Martha Tagle wrote: “I will investigate and sanction
those responsible for taking and leaking these photos. The violence to
which you were subjected cannot go unpunished.”