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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.

Brut.

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

1055 comments

  • Wilson E.
    06/08/2021 04:03

    IS CLEAR IN OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS A MORTAL SIN, ALL NEW TESTAMENT IS ACCORDING TO JESUS!! God created us male or female. Homosexuality is something else. Genesis 1,27-28 [27] And God created man in his image; He created him in the image of God, He created them male and female. [28] And he blessed them, saying: "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it; dominate the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky and all living creatures that move on the earth." Leviticus 18, 22: 22 You will not go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is abomination. Homosexuality destroys the body, the family and its future generations, it goes against nature, it is anti-human, it damages society and the world, the worst thing is that it is a mortal sin against the commands of God. 1 Corinthians 6, 9-10. Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be fooled! Neither the impure, nor the idolaters, nor the adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor the homosexuals, 10 neither thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusers, nor raptors shall inherit the Kingdom of God. Romans 1,24-32 [24] Therefore, leaving them abandoned to the desires of their hearts, God gave them up to an impurity that dishonored their own bodies, [25] since they have substituted the truth of God for the lie, worshiping and serving the creatures in the place of the Creator, who is eternally blessed. Amen. [26] For this reason, God also gave them up to shameful passions: their wives exchanged natural relationships for others contrary to nature. [27] In the same way, the men, leaving the natural relationship with the woman, burned with desires for each other, taking into account dishonest relationships between them and receiving in themselves the retribution they deserved for their loss. [28] And since they did not care to acknowledge God, he gave them over to his depraved mind to do the wrong thing. [29] They are full of all kinds of injustice, iniquity, ambition and wickedness; filled with envy, crimes, fights, deceptions, depravity, defamations. [30] They are detractors, enemies of God, insolent, arrogant, vain, skilled in evil, rebellious with their parents, [31] foolish, disloyal, insensitive, ruthless. [32] And even though they know God's decree, which declares those who do these things worthy of death, they not only practice them, but also thosr who approve what they do. https://youtu.be/_qJR-IAtAe8

  • Muhammad H.
    03/25/2021 21:10

    I feel pity for the men who had these women as their daughters....

  • Alex M.
    03/25/2021 20:55

    Ye r*ndi chup 😆😂

  • Kazim A.
    03/19/2021 11:42

    Meanwhile Pak feminist 'lo sahi se bethh gai' 🤣

  • Ibrahim L.
    03/05/2021 10:57

    Nice exercise

  • Albert B.
    03/03/2021 22:15

    powerful ✊😷💕

  • Allan V.
    02/04/2021 16:05

    mae

  • MD T.
    01/29/2021 09:32

    Stupidity on another level. This wohmans are truly blind or something. Cause they are literally using "you" and blaming every man ☹️ Wtf get a life. You guys support abortion and here you are singing a cringe song where you blaming us "killer"

  • Shahriar A.
    01/28/2021 23:14

    remember when I said this?

  • Ishrat J.
    01/26/2021 18:45

    ebhabei eto beshi manush lage

  • Kim J.
    01/17/2021 20:25

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂nonsense country

  • Houssam Z.
    12/29/2020 10:09

    s7abatk😂😂

  • Марь И.
    12/17/2020 16:44

    Все есть в ЛИСИСТРАТЕ. Не суйте голову в петлю под названием супружество, рождение нескольких дюжин детей и будет вам благо. Самодостаточной даме (даже при наличии стиральной машины) чуждые носки не нужны.

  • りん 春.
    12/11/2020 12:58

    Powerful

  • Admire S.
    12/09/2020 13:04

    Their approach is biased... Meant for feminist where maleist movements have you heard... That is why there are less popular

  • Sayem S.
    12/07/2020 10:44

    https://www.facebook.com/104465614808560/posts/109006221021166/?substory_index=0&app=fbl

  • Abraham M.
    12/07/2020 05:01

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Kevin Y.
    11/17/2020 15:31

    Wtf is this💀💀

  • Paul G.
    11/15/2020 12:39

    Oh really. Rapists and murderers are we ? Might tell my daughter you called both her father and her husband that. I won't though. Because she would probably stab you for it. I don't want her in trouble for pack of ringless cows.

  • Venkataraman S.
    11/08/2020 14:43

    Wow so true to this women judge police army protecting rapist bishops making ur parents poor so u earn selling body not only that they open University has men student agents who drug bring women into prostitution it's gang one after one they date drug rape women next break up so goes to next gang members so end up with rapist corporate parents neighborhood need unity to demand tax less own home free online education for women until parent care than husband children for life time women must choose good character bold to resist dating