Marilú Rojas Salazar
Marilú Rojas Salazar is a Doctor in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Feminist Theologian and Professor of a subject in the Doctorate of Critical Gender Studies at the Ibero-American University of Mexico City and the Master’s Degree in Theology and the Contemporary World of the Department of Religious Sciences. She is a professor of the master’s degree in gender studies and theology in the theological community of Mexico. It belongs to TEIFEM (Feminist Theologians and Researchers of Mexico). Director of the magazine Sophias (magazine of interdisciplinary reflection of feminist theology in Mexico), founding member of the Academy of theology in Mexico of the Pontificial University of Mexico. She belongs to the TEPALI Network (Christian Theologians, Pastors and Leaders in Latin America)
“Séfora: Violence and foreskin of rapists in the context of femicide in Mexico”
Séfora is the woman who fulfills the mission of cutting patriarchal foreskins of the violent phallocentric western cultures that are affirmed in the kyriocentrism of the sacred. Feminist hermeneutics analyzes that ghost or evil being is the image of a violent, all-powerful, heart-hardening patriarchal God who demands the death of innocent firstborn.
A migrant woman who confronts that divine violent patriarchal idol or ghost that crosses her path, and she positions herself to take a flint and cut the foreskin of her son, pass it or throw it into the phallus of Moses and thereby break phallocentrism of the image of the hegemonic male God.
The feminist movement in Mexico is facing this resistance struggle against the feminicidal power of a culture supported by political and religious fundamentalisms that create a patriarchal junction that opposes the rights of women’s liberation.
Feminist theologians are vindicated in the figure of the Madian woman who was able to eradicate the ghost of the misogynistic patriarchy of culture and religion to contribute to the liberation of a people trapped by their machismo in the patriarchal family model, as This is the case of Mexico, an extremely religious, conservative and dangerous country for women, and in which religions and traditions contribute to avoid uprooting the gender privileges of men until they become feminicides.