Mexican women fight back against sexual harassment
March 9, Mexico City: A group of Mexican women have taken a novel approach to deal with sexual harassment in the country's capital Mexico City.
For the last three years, the women have been fighting back with a song called Sexista Punk and a confetti gun, confronting their harassers through performance, according to reports.
There is no law in Mexico that punishes street sexual harassment. Even if there was any, in a country with a great distrust of the police, getting women to report their experience would have been especially difficult.
Ana Beatriz, of the Daughters of Violence group said, "We live in a world, where everything revolves around men. We're not interested in educating men. Our idea is the opposite, to educate women." A few of the men the group confronted have apologised to the women, and the women say they are seeing some results.
The women are spreading their message through social media as well, and they said they have received support from across Latin America. They are hoping to spur a movement that is heard beyond the streets of Mexico.
The Oslo Times