“Why Mexico is giving out half a million rape whistles to female subway riders”

10/23/2016 Los Angeles Times 

The protesters boarded the Mexico City subway dressed in black burqas. They weren’t Muslim, just women trying to make a point that their bodies — whether cloaked in heavy cloth or tank tops — weren’t objects to be stared at or touched.

“Do I have to dress like this for you to respect me?” their signs read.

Not long ago, women in Mexico were expected to tolerate roaming hands or lewd comments with eye rolls or silence. But now they’re beginning to fight back.

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