Meet Las Hijas de Violencia (The Daughters of Violence), a Mexico City feminist art collective that fights street harassers with confetti guns and punk rock.
The women started confronting their catcallers to address “socially legitimized male violence” and a bring awareness to street harassment and misogyny in their city.
“When we are walking down the street and someone harasses us in any way, we run after this person, we grab our confetti guns, we shoot once, we turn on the speakers, and we sing our song Sexista Punk,” says artist Ana Karen. Fellow collective member Ana Beatriz adds, “We certainly don’t think that we’re going to change the world. But we sure know that we’ve changed ours.”
For resources and information on street harassment, visit STOP Street Harassment, an organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide.