This week I heard a report on NPR that Mexico’s City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera started a campaign to sell whistles to women for $3 in an attempt to stop men from sexual harassing women on the transit systems in Mexico City. The women are encouraged to blow the whistle when they are groped and grabbed throughout their ride on public transit. The whistles are a way for women to “break the silence” of the sexual assault they experience on a daily basis. According to the report, the officials say that this is the first step of a comprehensive plan to stop the violence against women in Mexico City. There is a protest against this plan because it puts the burden of protection on the women rather than holding men accountable for their actions. It was noted as well that there are pink city buses for only women riders so that they can travel around the city without harassment. It appears that our neighbors to the south have a serious problem and by starting with the whistle of armor campaign, they are at least acknowledging that something needs to be done to stop this assault on women.
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