Thousands of women marched this Friday through the center of Montevideo against “rape culture” days after a 30-year-old woman was sexually abused by a group of men.
under the slogans “No means no”, “It’s not presumption, it’s rape.” Y “let it burn”, among others, feminist groups called for demonstrations in various parts of the country, with a massive march in the Uruguayan capital, in repudiation of several cases of sexual abuse known in recent days and in particular an event that occurred last weekend. .
In the early hours of Sunday, a woman reported that she was raped by a group of men in an apartment in a coastal neighborhood of Montevideo, where she had arrived after meeting one of them in a night bar and agreeing to have consensual sexual relations.
However, at least three other men entered the room and abused her with the complicity of the person who had brought her there.
The rape was verified by forensic medical reports. The men were summoned by the justice pending DNA evidence to confirm their responsibility for the crime.
“Rape culture is to continue to maintain that men have sexual ‘needs’ or ‘impulses’ that they cannot control,” points out the extensive proclamation of the feminist groups that called for the protests.
“Every day we face speeches that point to fear, silence, doubt,” adds the text, which calls for greater sex education and concrete actions by the State to protect women. women.