A stunning video exhibiting greater than 100 male college students howling sexist abuses within the course of an all-female school has sparked large outrage in Spain. The incident befell on Sunday on the Elias Ahuja Hall of residence in Madrid.
The clip, shared on Twitter by Spanish politician Rita Maestre, confirmed dozens of home windows opening unexpectedly and revealing younger males shouting obscene and sexist insults at feminine college students in a neighbouring block. The video additionally confirmed one pupil telling the feminine college college students to return “out of your dens like rabbits”.
“Putas, salid de vuestras madrigueras. Sois todas unas ninfómanas. Os prometo que vais a follar todas en la capea” Esto canta el Colegio Mayor masculino Elías Ahuja situado en frente de una residencia femenina. Después se preguntarán por qué sentimos miedo por la calle. pic.twitter.com/sI2dqczOfI
— Rita Maestre 🌾 (@Rita_Maestre) October 6, 2022
In the caption, Ms Maestre condemned the scholars’ behaviour. “Then they will wonder why we are afraid of the street,” she wrote in Spanish.
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Other senior Spanish authorities officers, together with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, additionally condemned the behaviour of male college students. In a Twitter statement, Mr Sanchez mentioned that the actions that “generate hate and threaten women” wouldn’t be tolerated. “It’s especially painful to see the protagonists are young people,” he added.
Spain’s equality minister Irene Montero stated that the episode was the “clearest proof” of the necessity for schooling on sexual consent. “That way all the boys and girls and teenagers in our country will learn that treating people right is right and that treating them wrong is wrong,” she mentioned. “That way they’ll learn about the culture of consent so that we can stop reinforcing the culture of rape and sexual terror that makes women into sexual objects,” she added, as per The Guardian.
Meanwhile, in an Instagram post, the school Elias Ahuja known as the behaviour “unacceptable”. The college condemned the general public show as “incomprehensible and inadmissible in society”. The officers additionally added that they are going to take motion in opposition to the scholars concerned, provide public apologies and make sure the pupil physique attends necessary gender equality courses.
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Separately, talking to Cadena SER radio, the director of the Ahuja Hall, Manuel Garcia Artiga, mentioned that the emotions expressed within the video “go totally against the values of the hall and are unacceptable and inexplicable”. As per The Guardian, he mentioned that he and an evening porter had tried to cease the chanting however had arrived too late.
Mr Artiga added the “full force of the hall’s disciplinary rules” could be utilized, and that these concerned had been requested to jot down letters of apology to their neighbours.