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Protesting Gender Violence Around the World Through Song

"The rapist is you." From South America to Europe, thousands of blindfolded women chant this feminist song from Chile. ✊

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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12/02/2019 6:52 PMupdated: 12/02/2019 9:58 PM

1959 comments

  • Miry K.
    5 hours

    Such an important movement, that has to continue, because women are still being raped and murdered, by the thousands, every day.

  • John J.
    8 hours

    Marxism

  • Carol W.
    8 hours

    They are peacefully expressing themselves.

  • Debbi J.
    12 hours

    can you please let the production crew know that they can get this same footage from in Australia as well. Is that right ?

  • Cherry M.
    13 hours

    Goosebumps😮😍

  • Lizmory A.
    18 hours

    Mira estos comentarios, que gran diferencia a los latinos

  • Catie S.
    19 hours

    brb moving to Chile

  • Xie A.
    20 hours

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Mõhãmëđ Ď.
    a day

    Feminist 😂😂😂😂😂😂😐😐😐😐😐

  • Shreyan R.
    a day

    They are like zombies of matriarchy, sad to see such zombificationm

  • Prerna J.
    a day

    Wow.. i wish i could join them.

  • Zenxi R.
    a day

    One thing I can't understand is, about the clothes! Coz Literally, don't be triggered ladies! But there is a limitation to short clothes! Ask every father's in the World, do they like Thier daughter to wear short dress? They don't! You can wear any type of dress you want to wear! It's your life! However, the modern gen, has gone too far! Who knows in the future, there will be a fashion of transparent clothes lmao😂 Everything has limitation! It should not be crossed! That's what I'm saying! And Fashion trend lmaooooooooo 😂 Going nutty nuts

  • Sian H.
    a day

    Good jobs feminazi you helping us to spreading covid-19. I don't like what they do, it's kinda useless. But i like their song i hope someone will remix that song with trap or bass haha

  • Aya D.
    a day

    you are all powerful TT.TT

  • Robinson L.
    a day

    si ito

  • Sweety M.
    a day

    Ok but when was this? 👀 Please just becareful of covid ty

  • Wendie L.
    2 days

    I don’t get why some men are putting a hysterical smiling face to some of these comments.Be ashamed of yourself and hope no female ever dates you.

  • Joseph E.
    2 days

    Notice they're all ugly?

  • David V.
    2 days

    MAHAAAAL! YOU'LL LOVE THIS!

  • Ria A.
    2 days

    It's sad but true what dey are saying

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