“A rapist in your way”, It is played in Sweden

A group of women joined their voices, regardless of their ages or languages ​​to demonstrate against the violence suffered worldwide. La Plaza Stora Torg Ethylene Sodertalje, in Sweden, It was the scene where the meeting was held. VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
By Diego Recinos

Dozens of women joined their voices regardless of their ethnicity, Languages  and ages to demonstrate against the violence suffered worldwide. La plaza main square a Sodertalje, in Sweden, It was the scene where the meeting was held.

Jimena his drum sounds, Anabella initiates the coordination of movements, and dozens of women joining their ranks. White women, latinas, big, girls, young boys, adults, elderly women and even some who were crossing by chance Stora Torget Square feel its unity and strength of her voice. Now, all they sing and proclaim their claim to unison.

"This is a cry female, feminist, that this has to stop worldwide, women are assaulted, raped and always have to, with the state and judges, check that they are innocent. That is, They raped a thousand times ",  dice Jimena López, organizing activity.

The rain imported, or low temperature and icy wind; women began to make visible their cry against violence. "The rapist you".  This campaign began last 25 November in Valparaiso, Chile, precisely within the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was created by the Feminist Collective "Thesis", as a wake-up call against violence against women. In addition to a complaint to the impunity enjoyed by those rapists and abusers.

"This is a struggle of all women in Chile, of all women of the world. And it's not just a sexual violation, It is a violation of the rights as individuals, like human beings, and women ", Anabella says Sánchez, who is also part of the organizing group.

"A rapist in your way" quickly viralizó on social networks and has been replicated by women from different parts of the world.

"So it's never too late women, They are not alone, there will always be someone at your side who will listen. And also he went through the same. That is the message we wanted to convey to women ", reiterates Anabella Sánchez.

The symbols

The song carries a choreography that has a singular meaning, According to the authors. For example, Squats were included because women in Chile are required to make such movements, often naked, when they are arrested.

The dressing: participating women are wearing "provocative" clothing like shorts, miniskirts and dresses. Why did they need to emphasize clothing? For no one should be harassed by how they dress, but for others is something provocative. The blindfold, It means the women that are exposed on the streets.

And in a part of the text says: "And no matter where he was or how he wore". Why would not defend ourselves. We can walk as we want. Is a fight that we want to look, It is in several languages, because all women of the world are abused, physically and intellectually. So, This is a call to all women, the Södertälje, surrounding, of the world", Anabella says.

Till the date, Women around the world have used this choreography to denounce the systematic violence suffered. From Chile, through Peru,  Mexico and Colombia, up to France, United States and now Sweden. The movement does not seem to stop, multiplies and diversifies, for no woman may be absent to assert their voice.

"I think at this time the fight is not only for women, we are all together, women, mens, lesbians, homosexuals, of everything. We are all human, and we have to move along the path of love, to understand, to learn to listen, tolerance. It's been a little longer limits. ", Ana Sanchez ended.

VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
VD photos: Marlon Hernandez.
“A rapist on the road”. Video: Marlon Hernandez.