Mexican senator accidentally goes topless after leaving her webcam on after government Zoom meeting

Martha Lucia Micher issued an apology and a powerful body positivity message following the incident (CEN)
13:09pm, Wed 03 Jun 2020
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A Mexican senator began to get undressed following a Zoom conference call, believing her webcam was turned off.

Sadly, for 66 year-old Martha Lucia Micher, her fellow senators, the governor of the Bank of Mexico and several journalists were also still on the call.

Martha Lucia Micher was on a call with a number of other politicians (CEN)

Unperturbed by the reaction from some after the screenshot was circulated on social media, the senator issued a public apology and an empowering statement regarding her body and the whole issue of body image.

“I am Malu Micher," she said. "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.”

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."

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