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“The Violator Is You”: Women In Chile Perform A Protest Chant

Protests in Chile are ongoing and one part of it is women voicing their frustration for the lack of action taken by the government when it comes to femicide and sentencing violators of women.

A large group of women protested the government’s failure to protect them with a chant and dance. According to this article “The song was created by Chilean feminist collective ‘Lastesis’ and is based on Argentinian theorist Rita Segato’s work that argues sexual violence is a political problem.”

See also: “Nueva Canción Protest Music Sung During Chile Protests (Videos)

“The patriarchy is a judge
that judges us for being born
and our punishment
is femicide
impunity for my killer
is the disappearance
is the violation

the fault was not mine, not where I was, nor what I was wearing

the violator was you
the violator is you

they’re the cops
they’re the judges
the state
the president

the violator was you
the violator is you

the oppressive state is a masculine violator

sleep gently, innocent girl
don’t worry about the thieves
who for your sweet dreams
come as friends who look like cops

the violator was you
the violator is you”

Forced To Seek Asylum Because Of Her Music: Video Of The Day

In Iran the Islamic government restricts women from performing their music alone on stage. For one musician, Farzane Zamen, this drove her out of her home country and eventually forced her to seek asylum in Scotland.

Today she is a working musician in that foreign place. Time will only tell if she will be safe to travel back to Iran but until then she will continue to make her music.

Loud Women Vol. 2: Track Listing Revealed

Our friends over at Loud Women just released the track listing for the upcoming second volume compilation album and it looks like a banger! Check out the bands below, pre-order the album over at Loud Women’s Bandcamp page (it’s only 5 pounds!) and get ready for Loud Women Fest 4 in September.

Loud Women: Volume Two (track listing)

1 The Franklys Not Guilty
2 The Txlips The Lost One
3 I, Doris The Girl From Clapham
4 The Menstrual Cramps No Means No
5 The Cleopatras Forty
6 LIINES Never Wanted This
7 PUSSYLIQUOR My Body My Choice
8 Pleasure Venom Hive
9 ARXX Iron Lung
10 Ms. Mohammed Never Again
11 The Baby Seals It’s Not About the Money, Honey
12 Peach Club Not Your Girl
13 T-Bitch Frighty Nighty
14 Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something Someone Else to Blame
15 Jelly Cleaver Yarl’s Wood
16 Secondhand Underpants The Anthem
17 Gaptooth Post-Patriarchy Disco
18 Vaginas, what else? Loose Tile
19 GGAllan Partridge I Feel Lobe
20 Hurtling Don’t Know Us
21 Personal Best Radio
22 Bridget Hart Poetry Let Loose Lucy