Pic shows: Women undressed for the protest in Argentina’s capital; These ladies stripped naked and performed a screaming protest against the scourge of violence against women in Argentina. More than 100 women gathered to march against gender violence and stripped in front of the President‚Äôs residence Casa Rosada in capital Buenos Aires. The women performing the Femicide is Genocide protest stood in a group and undressed in front of onlookers before screaming angrily en masse. They were members of the Artistic Force of Communicative Shock (FACC) performing a dramatisation as a prelude to the next march of the feminist collective NiUnaMenos (Not One Fewer) to be held on Saturday, 3rd June in Argentina. In all, 120 women undressed completely in the Plaza de Mayo and in front of the Palace of Courts. The group used the attention-grabbing tactic to demand greater protection for the victims of gender-based violence, which is on the rise in Argentina. According to official figures, so far this year femicide has been committed on average once every 25 hours in Argentina. On social networks, the hashtag ‘FemicidioEsGenocidio’ quickly went viral, showing hundreds of photos and videos of the protest. “We represent them all‚Ä¶ and we will always exist,” tweeted protestor ‚ÄòClaudia Acuna‚Äô. She added later, describing emotional scenes at the protest: “Older ladies crying because in their time they could not speak aloud of it, men shocked by the cruelty of these times. I’ll take that.”
I apologize for the graphic nature of this post (the critical bits in the second pic are blurred, thankfully), but this juxtaposition illustrates better than any words of mine why I love tradition – and traditionalism – and am becoming increasingly dismayed and disgusted by what some see as “progressive” or “liberal.”
The posts containing these two pics came across my Facebook news-feed this evening in direct succession – literally one right after the other. The lovely picture of the two young German girls in their dirndls was followed by what were described as “naked feminists” staging a “screaming protest” outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires.
There is much more that I could say, but I think I am just going to leave it at that…