Mexican Punks Are Fighting Street Harassment

"You talk to me as if you were going to rape me"

By Eric Shorey

Despite the work of feminist activists worldwide, the problem of street harassment is often invisible to many men who can't (or simply won't) understand the pervasiveness of catcalling. This is precisely what a group of Mexican women are attempting to fight. Three rocks formed a group named Las Hijas de Violencia (The Daughter's of Violence), and they're fighting back gross men in Mexico City with the power of punk music and confetti guns. Aggressively pursuing their harassers with a makeshift sound system, the ladies turn the tables on their objectifiers.

"We must respond and we encourage women to do the same," said one of the ladies. "We certainly don't think we're going to change the world, but we sure know that we've changed ours."

A short documentary on the gang has been making the rounds on social media, hopefully inspiring burgeoning riot grrrls to take up microphones and prop weaponry.

Check out videos of the group, below:

Mexico's Harassment Issue

“You talk to me as if you were going to rape me.”These Mexican women are fighting street harassers with confetti guns and punk rock.

Posted by AJ+ on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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