Professional wrestling is traditionally a male domain, but Mexican women traditionally refuse to be confined by frilly and timid expectations. It's no coincidence that lucha libre, the Mexican cult of masked "free wrestling," included a female division long before the WNBA brought women's basketball to U.S. TV.
The majority of female lucha libre wrestlers are housewives and part-time wrestlers. Lucha libre fighters battle as fictional characters and wear masks in the ring to remain anonymous to fans. The disguises and the role play don't diminish this important reality: Lucha libre ladies are grappling with an imperfect world and wrenching something meaningful from it.
U.S. authorities said on Tuesday that they had broken up a plot by two men linked to Iran's security agencies to kill the Saudi envoy, Adel al-Jubeir, on American soil. One suspect was arrested last month; the other is believed to be in Iran. By Wednesday, the alleged plot was smelling fishy, but there appears to be no false enmity in Iran's official attitude toward the United States.
Exhibits One through Seven: The former U.S. embassy in Tehran has been turned into an open-air canvas for anti-U.S. sentiment.