The Chilean feminist collective 'Las Tesis' was selected by
as one of the 100 personalities that marked 2020. Creators of the
'A rapist on your way' during the protests against the government of Sebastián Piñera in Chile, these women put in front of the mirror of machismo and misogyny to the countries of Latin America and around the world.
"Many women detained in the protests show how the police and the State use sexual violence to sow fear and that women do not express themselves and exercise their right to protest," said the members of Las Tesis in an interview with
in November of 2019.
Translated into several languages, thousands of women from Argentina to Turkey, passing through Mexico, the United States, Spain, France or Greece, sang the song "The rapist is you" as a current feminist anthem that denounces the impunity with which they are treated most cases of sexist violence.
"With this song we have learned that we can stand up for our friends, colleagues and colleagues," said Mexican writer Brenda Navarro in EL PAÍS.
“Five days after the group presented for the first time 'A rapist on your way', it appeared in Santiago de Chile, in front of the country's Supreme Court, on November 25, 2019, to commemorate the International Day of Elimination of violence against women, and it quickly became a feminist anthem around the world ”, recalls Nadya Tolokonnikova, singer of the punk band Pussy Riot, in the pages of
"And the fault was not mine or where he was or how he dressed, the rapist is you," says the song.
No matter in which country 'A rapist on your way' is sung, there are enough cases throughout Latin America that respond to these indications.
A region that closed last year with 3,800 femicides, according to ECLAC.
“Blaming the victims and shaming them are the deeply ideological assumptions that are embedded in our brains, education, and legal systems worldwide.
You have to change it.
The 21st century is the century of brotherhood.
Fuck you, Weinsteins of the world.
We just started ”, the Pussy Riot member closes.
“We hope that many women will join.
We will continue doing this work of transmitting feminist theory ”, said the members of Las Tesis to
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