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#Cuéntalo: Spanish women launch their own #Metoo movement



Spain is experiencing its very own #metoo moment as women across the nation flood social media with accounts of rape in protest at the controversial verdict in Pamplona last week.

Spain is experiencing its very own #metoo moment as women across the nation flood social media with accounts of rape in protest at the controversial verdict in Pamplona last week.

Tens of thousands of women in Spain have shared their experience of rape, some on behalf of women who were murdered during the attack to protest against the acquittal of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at the city's bull-running festival.

The men were acquitted of sexual assault, which includes rape, and sentenced to nine years for the lesser offence of sexual abuse.

The movement comes months after women across the globe came forward to share sexual abuse experiences with the hashtag #Metoo in the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein.

In the days following the verdict, huge demonstrations have taken place in towns and cities across Spain, rallying under the slogan "it's not sexual abuse, it's rape".

The outrage has led Spain’s conservative government to say it will consider changing rape laws.

Among the most powerful tweets with the #Cuéntalo hashtags were the stories of those victims who cannot speak for themselves.

https://www.thelocal.es/20180430/cuentalo-spanish-women-launch-their-own-metoo-movement


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