Youths fight sexism in Ecuador

Posted on October 3, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Culture, Ecuador, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues

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ECUADOR | They call themselves ‘neomasculinos’
Youths fight sexism in Ecuador with pink helmets.
Under the symbol of a Helmet Rosa, a group of j oung who call themselves “neomasculinos” fight against sexism and gender equity in Ecuador, where violence against women high levels recorded before the passive eyes of much of the society.

“We are shaped by men who want change, we changed both we and certain people. We are tired of sexist attitudes, both men and women,” he told Efe Fredy Calderon, 18 and one of the leaders of the pink helmets ‘ Read Article

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