How "The rapist is you" went global

How did a Chilean song against gender violence become a global feminist anthem?

Dismantling rape culture through musical harmony

Rape can leave a devastating impact that spans decades, even generations. It destroys bodies and minds and puts peace in jeopardy. When left unpunished or trivialized, it can create a pervasive culture where sexual violence is normalized, women and girls are undervalued, and entire communities and nations are left fractured. Many still fail to name or challenge the rape culture that surrounds us. Through words, actions and inactions; discriminatory laws or leniency towards perpetrators; through the media that is consumed, jokes laughed at, and attitudes that go unquestioned, become part of a culture that allows rape to continue.

Women in countries like Chile, Mexico, Spain, Sudan, Turkey, Colombia and France, all joined together in solidarity to sing in protest against violence against their communities. “Patriarchy is a judge that judges us for being born. And our punishment is the violence that you see. It’s femicide. Impunity for my murderer. It’s disappearance. It’s rape. They kill us. They rape us. They rob us. They exploit us. My body’s not to be touched. With clothes, without clothes, my body’s not to be touched. She reported him and she was killed. We’re not all here. The murdered women are missing. Why is it that they silence my people? On your knees, patriarchy!”

Although in recent years, the voices of activists and survivors through movements such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc, have reached an upsurge that cannot be silenced or ignored, violence against women and girls continues in every country. One in three women are impacted by this violence; 15 million adolescent girls worldwide have experienced forced sex according to UN Women. Across the world and in different contexts, women and girls universally experience rape, sexual violence, and abuse. From university campuses to armed conflicts, their voices and stories have reached a climax that can no longer be ignored or silenced.


01/13/2020 10:57 PMupdated: 01/13/2020 11:03 PM
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  • Antony C.
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  • Jose B.
    21 hours

    Estoy de acuerdo que a las mujeres se tiene que respetar pero a veces se pasan de muy putitas

  • Eric D.
    a day

    Sounds like a cult.

  • Carlos P.
    a day

    Se pasaron de verga se ofenden por pronunciar verga Entonces se pasaron de panocha😂🤣✌🏻

  • Josh E.
    2 days

    "you dont agree with me so that means your a rapist"

  • Charles M.
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  • Ares N.
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    Feminism is for gender equality ://

  • Enya C.
    2 days

    Jajaja ups si es sierto bb

  • Lexi D.
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  • Jayden R.
    2 days

    Niggas get raped too

  • Diego S.
    3 days

    ya ves es el estado opresor es un macho violador, no, en un acto violador

  • Luis M.
    3 days

    Por que son unas locas que joden a los hombres. Por eso no les creen

  • Apocalipto P.
    3 days

    Lo único que se ,es que el machismo y el feminismo son estupideces

  • Alex R.
    3 days

    Omg the memes 😂😂😂

  • Melvin J.
    3 days

    Eso se veía en los años 50-60 ya para los 70 las mujeres habían ganado suficiente terreno y para los 80 ya tenían mucha más defensa d parte del estado y d la sociedad!!! Ya en el 2020 las mujeres se han convertido en el sexo q domina todos los escenarios y hasta abusan d ese poder!!! Así q por favor dejen d hacerse las víctimas q ese papel les queda ridiculo!!! Las q se dejen abusar es por propia decisión y honor q no hay los mecanismos para defenderse!!!

  • Matthew M.
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  • Julio R.
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    DJ!!! drop the music 🎶 for a

  • Pablo P.
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    Jajajajaja el mismo estado al que le exigen todo ya ni la chingan pinches locas

  • Jeish C.
    3 days

    Venga, a la cocina que hay que hacer la cena

  • JorGe G.
    3 days

    Jajajaja también eres feminista jajaj