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#lifeinleggings令一群女性說出遭性暴力的真實故事 描繪加勒比海強暴文化|譚楚喬

2016-12-21 18:34
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#lifeinleggings,別小看這個平平無奇的標籤,現時在facebook及Twitter流行的標籤。#lifeinleggings,令加勒比海地區女性獲得支持和空間,去分享他們曾遭性暴力的故事。

綜合報道,#lifeinleggings是由加勒比海附近的島嶼國家巴巴多斯(Barbados)的兩名女性發起,目的是讓世界知道,性騷擾是加勒比海地區「文化」的一部份,且已達到令人焦躁難受的程度。

標籤吸引各個年齡層、各個族裔、和各經濟背景女性,發文分享自身經歷,包括羞辱受害者(victim-shaming)、受害後被迫閉口,被恐嚇和威脅、錯誤表達愛慕、針對弱勢女性的性虐待、被身邊的人勸喻事發後大事化小、小事化無等。當中甚至有很多人述說,在她們非常年幼的時候受到的傷害,而下手的通常是親近的朋友或是家人。另外亦有人說出職場性騷擾事件和男性特權等經歷。

這些故事都透過標籤,描繪出加勒比海地區的強暴文化(rape culture)。以下為不同女性的經歷:

1. Crystal Roslyn Mary Granad描述她兒時創傷,一名男性照顧時被侵犯的經歷:

He was asked to watch the kids while Mom went to the store. I was three. He told me to come sit on his knee. I said no. You smell. He made me sit on his knee. Pulled apart my baby legs and ripped my panties off and stuck his fat calloused fingers inside of my vagina. I cried. He said he would make my mother beat me. I was afraid. I hate you.

2. Whitney Francois分享了一些痛苦的經驗,對女性性侵並不只限於男性:

Having a female friend in primary school who tried to kiss on lips and touch your V because she loved you.
And thats how ‘love’ was shown in her home.
To everybody.
Mind you she was 5..

3. Christine Sankar分享了加勒比海女性都曾經歷過的街頭騷擾,有的甚至會得寸進尺搭肩膀或跟蹤:

Ignoring men when they’re cat-calling and calling out to you as ‘Beautiful’ ‘Sexy’ ‘Family’, and as soon as you pass them, they further disrespect you by telling you that ‘You not that nice anyways’ or ‘One day someone would f*ck that stink attitude out of you’ with some of them even going to the extent of yanking on your shoulder or following you

律師Justin Phelps指,社交媒體上湧現的故事已不只是一個主題標籤,它們同時促使人們對此等社會文化作更深的思考。隨著這個標籤得以廣傳,有人呼籲男性表達支持。不過加勒比海南部國家千里達(Trinidad)的男性就用#lifeinpants標籤,發文表達對#lifeinleggings的感想,斥其「將全世界的男性捲入一場社會暴行裡(Implicating all men in a social atrocity)」,後來因遭抨擊以刪除帖文,不過早就有網民截圖存檔,並引來多名女性發文反擊。

攝影師 Mark Lyndersay認為,這個標籤對男人來說是個挑戰,無論如何這些故事是關於被遺忘、忽略和踐踏的人。如果是男人就應該去讀這些故事,然後別想把這些故事變得好像他們的故事:

The #lifeinleggings hashtag is a challenge for men. Some to confront the horror of these stories, others to know their place and to understand that these are women’s stories to tell, whatever their tone and sentiment.These stories are about a line ignored, crossed and trampled on.If you are a man, read them without making it about you.


放眼到香港,原來性騷擾的情況也極為普遍。平等機會委員會曾就市民對歧視問題的普遍態度和認識,在2015年進行意見調查,發現有27%受訪者遭受性騷擾。職工盟亦在同年公布服務業性騷擾及僱主責任認知調查,發現57%受訪者在職場上遇過性騷擾,三大性騷擾的行業分別是物業管理、零售業及航空業,有15%受訪者選擇向公司投訴,只有6%受訪者會報警處理,3%受訪者選擇向平機會投訴。

事實上,香港對性騷擾行為亦有法律監管。根據《性別歧視條例》第23條進一步規定,發生在工作場合中不同形式的性騷擾是違法的,這規定適用於大學的教職員、外判員工、指定代表/佣金經紀人或求職者,詳情可按此瀏覽。遇到性騷擾的受害者,可致電平機會投訴或查詢(25118211)。

 

(撰文:譚楚喬)

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