You Won’t Believe How These Women Are Fighting Street Harassment

by The Odyssey Online

This post originally appeared on

Every single day in Mexico City there are women battling with street harassment, otherwise known as “Acoso en las calles.” With this issue growing larger every single second of every day, Mexico has now come to have the largest rate of violent acts against women in the world. These women are now speaking up against the harassers and showing the people of Mexico that they can no longer turn a blind eye to this violence. In Mexico City, a group of young women also known as “Las Hijas de Violencia,” which translates to “the daughters of violence” have come up with a new innovative way to address these men.


This video posted by Al Jazeera Plus shows the women taking action and firing off their confetti guns at the men they see harassing women. “We run after this person, we grab our confetti guns, we shoot once, we turn on the speakers and we sing ‘Sexista Punk’ (a punk rock song),” says Las Hijas de Violencia member Ana Karen. There hope for this movement is to inspire women to speak out against harassment.

12705751 602700159878670 7736776953745210931 n

“If with us responding, we can encourage more women to do the same it’s ideal. We recommend that you have fun with it.” says Ana Beatriz. The women of Mexico City have been victimized for too long and this is a step in a new direction for justice in making their lives, among many others better.

12647332 598051987010154 7094205697455786835 n

Images via Las Hijas de Violencia

Kaitlyn Costa is an aspiring Journalist/Writer. English Major. Coffee connoisseur. Avid reader and watcher of way too many TV shows.

More from BUST

Street Harassment: Know Your Rights

This Woman Reports Street Harassment — Only To Be Further Harassed Online

Guess How Many Women Find Street Harassment Flattering? 

You may also like

Get the print magazine.

The best of BUST in your inbox!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


About Us

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.

©2023 Street Media LLC.  All Right Reserved.