On the sixth day of #girlmas, we're celebrating the girls behind girls against groping at gigs. (@girls.against
) throwback to when we interviewed them! hannah, ava, anna, anni and bea make up girls against groping at gigs. they are a group of intersectional feminist teenagers and music fans, who have joined forces to raise awareness, and ultimately end, the shocking commonplace of s****l assault in gig crowds. they are working with bands, venues, and security companies aiming to make gig crowds a safer space for girls. as a long-admirer of the girls and the movement, i was excited to interview hannah camilleri for girl museum.
groping at gigs, generally speaking, affected girls more often. speaking to hannah, she pins this to sexism within society. “women have always been seen as the subordinate, inferior and weaker sex. people think that it’s okay to sexually harass women because we’re taught to be demure and not say anything. we’re not supposed to be the s*x that’s going to lash out and be violent. obviously these are extreme gender stereotypes but this entire issue has [its] roots in them.”
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