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Chilean Students, Feminists Unite Against Sexism in Education

Two weeks ago the student and feminist movements began occupying universities and organizing marches to protest sexism within higher education. Protests were organized after reports of sexual abuse by faculty members in Chile's Austral University and the University of Chile surfaced.

On May 16 students and feminists marched in four cities, including Santiago, Chile's capital to demand the creation of an efficient action protocol in cases of sexual abuse.

One protester said the moment is unique because it is the first time the student movement mobilizes exclusively to demand an end to sexist education.

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"My body is not for your consumption. If you rape one, you rape all of us."
"My body is not for your consumption. If you rape one, you rape all of us." Photo:Reuters
"Enough sexist media. (TV, radio or education). #NotOneLess"
"Enough sexist media. (TV, radio or education). #NotOneLess" Photo:Reuters
Some protesters wore decorated balaclavas.
Some protesters wore decorated balaclavas. Photo:Reuters
Other marched topless in a statement against sexual abuse.
Other marched topless in a statement against sexual abuse. Photo:Reuters
One demonstrator holds sign that reads "My dad killed my mom."
One demonstrator holds sign that reads "My dad killed my mom." Photo:Reuters
"There is no transformation with sexism in education."
"There is no transformation with sexism in education." Photo:Reuters
Riot police responded with water cannons and tear gas after hooded protesters threw objects at them.
Riot police responded with water cannons and tear gas after hooded protesters threw objects at them. Photo:Reuters
A woman defies riot police. “Fire to the patriarchy, moral and the state” is written on her back.
A woman defies riot police. “Fire to the patriarchy, moral and the state” is written on her back. Photo:Reuters
Published 17 May 2018
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