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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.

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01/13/2020 10:57 PMupdated: 01/13/2020 11:03 PM
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388 comments

  • Jonie A.
    03/10/2020 16:24

    The amount of mansplaining here... 🤯🤷🤦‍♀️🤢🤮

  • Brooklin C.
    02/29/2020 20:27

    L0 q estan buenas esas mujeres eso siii

  • Aaron H.
    02/29/2020 16:45

    People are so retarded

  • Jack W.
    02/29/2020 15:16

    I heard blah blah blah

  • Aiden B.
    02/29/2020 13:36

    Bruh they got women norse face paint around there eyes. And norse people were all treated equal like really. Why are people like this

  • Graciela P.
    02/29/2020 12:54

    estupidas

  • Gaby P.
    02/29/2020 08:13

    I hate this planet

  • Miguel M.
    02/29/2020 07:28

    Ok

  • Leonardo A.
    02/29/2020 05:16

    Callese alv están bien pendejas😂

  • David J.
    02/28/2020 23:55

    Viejas locas

  • Marlenn S.
    02/28/2020 20:58

    “El patriarcado es un juez Que nos juzga por nacer Y nuestro castigo Es la violencia que ya ves” Peeo para empezar muchas no les da tiempo ni de reproducirse menos naces y las que abortan son las mujeres no el patriarcado ellas son las primeras en violentarse a sí mismas por que un aborto duele más de lo que creen!!

  • Brian D.
    02/28/2020 17:46

    We have to get back to the fact that when a crime is committed it's the individual's fault not societies

  • Shayne B.
    02/28/2020 07:07

    Trollops

  • Kaleb D.
    02/28/2020 02:26

    Columbian Feminist Writer. Thats a new one

  • Erik D.
    02/27/2020 22:58

    These girls are hot.

  • Rami C.
    02/27/2020 17:57

    Jajajajaja. Y la q andaban de p p p eran ellas eran ellas

  • John A.
    02/27/2020 17:19

    Idiot's

  • Brett H.
    02/27/2020 16:54

    I find it funny the fight for equal right but in all honesty have more right then dude rn in the us around the world different story I guess

  • Anthony A.
    02/27/2020 13:05

    Problem with rape is its mostly he said she said unless there is some evidence which in most cases there is not and even in some cases with evidence it is he said she said as far as consent. When activists say judges need to believe women that is a sure fire way to make people's noses turn up to their cause. Men are are aggresive (toxic masculinity) women are vindictive and manipulative (toxic feminity). Two separate discussions, one is constantly being had and protested and the other is not even a thing. Harsher punishments will not stop a future attacker. Keeping these men off the streets long and closer monitoring will help, but when low morals, substance abuse and mental illness run ramped....things won't change.

  • Alejandro M.
    02/27/2020 01:20

    Adonde escribieron esa canción en la cocina???