T he rhythm is infectious, the crowd of women exuberant as they pump their fists and move their feet. And it is that visceral, shared understanding that has helped a song and dance, devised by a little-known Chilean feminist collective called Las Tesis, spread across the globe. Most recently, it was performed outside the New York courtroom where Harvey Weinstein is on trial for rape.
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Brave activists branded signs and lit candles to mark the occasion - with some even stripping off to protest sexual violence against women they believe is being carried out by the state. Femicide and violence against women is a growing problem across the country with research carried out in revealing that 50 per cent of married women had suffered spousal abuse and is now being challenged by the population. Despite Chile having the lowest rate of homicides in South America, women in the country are far more likely to suffer a gruesome and violent death - usually at the hands of their lovers, boyfriends or male family members. Many activists believe that a culture of shelving horrific domestic crimes against women as "personal issues," or "crimes of passion" is fuelling the issue. Just last week, a year-old photojournalist was found dead at her home in the capital - she had been photographing repression against anti-government protesters at the time of her death, particularly of those protesting violence against women. Sign in. All Football. Lottie Tiplady-Bishop. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed here.
This is a list of social nudity places in South America used for recreation. This list includes topfree beaches, clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches and some resorts. Topfree beaches allow women to sunbathe without a bikini top or other clothing above the waist. Clothing-optional beaches allow either sex to sunbathe with or without clothing above or below the waist. A nude beach may also be an obligatory nude area, which means that both sexes are obliged to go without clothing above as well as below the waist. Public nudity is a misdemeanor in Brazil, except in places officially designated by the local authority. Note: Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro is not a nude beach, despite its depiction as such in the motion picture Blame It on Rio.
P rivacy is a privilege. It is rarely enjoyed by women or transgender men and women, queer people or people of color. When you are an Other, you are always in danger of having your body or some other intimate part of yourself exposed in one way or another. A group of teenagers driving by as a person of color walks on a sidewalk shout racial slurs, interrupting their quiet. For most people, privacy is little more than an illusion, one we create so we can feel less vulnerable as we move through the world, so we can believe some parts of ourselves are sacred and free from uninvited scrutiny.