If there is something we should not deny, it is the fact that Animal Crossing: New Horizons , the new installment of the Nintendo Switch , came at a time when we needed it without knowing it.
The fun Nintendo game has given us the opportunity to interact with other people during confinement ; It is that second life that we needed to escape from the cloudy reality.
Video games and digital platforms have been the greatest allies in times of pandemic , and technologies have served as solutions to bring us closer to social isolation.
Society has explored new ways of relating and, beyond finding recreational use on digital platforms, political phenomena are already beginning to manifest.
Such is the case of a group of Mexican women who decided to meet at Animal Crossing , taking advantage of its online modality , to carry out a peaceful in-game protest after the murder of Diana Carolina Raygoza, a 21-year-old university student Autonomous from Nayarit who was at home during the quarantine.
The UAN was the one who released the statement on his death and the investigation is still ongoing, but everything seems to indicate that it was a femicide.
Due to the health crisis, one of the main preventive measures has been isolation, so it would not be the best thing to go out on the streets to demand justice.
However, that was not an impediment to the voices of a group of women being silent. On the contrary, through a wonderful strategy, noise was made; a noise that resonated and perpetuated.
In the peaceful protest, the women took advantage of the personalization tools offered by Animal Crossing to demand justice through posters with messages full of symbolism and clothing that allude to the feminist struggle.
This movement carried out through one of the most popular video games of the moment, only allows us to glimpse that social isolation is not an impediment to solidarity in the face of a terrible event.
Events like this give us (a little more) faith in humanity.