A feminist group echoing the #MeToo movement and defending women in Peru has voiced their support, in a tweet, for a trans woman who beat a woman for calling her a man.
A lawyer was struck by Fiorella Cava, the ex-singer for a popular local 80’s band JAS, after allegedly calling Cava a man. Cava was previously known as Sergio Vinicio prior to transitioning to become a woman.
The assault took place in Miraflores during a protest outside a performance.
Cava wasn’t taking part in the protest when the altercation occurred, but passing by according to local reports.
The tweet from #MeToo Peru writes: “We want to express our support for Fiorella Cava (Ex-singer of Peruvian band, JAS) who was a victim of the vilest transphobia when she was on her way to be part of a performance of ‘The Rapist in Your Path'”
#MeToo Peru continues: “After being a victim of verbal aggression–‘anti-rights’ people denying her gender identity–she defended herself in the way she did [by striking the verbal aggressor]. On this platform we don’t defend any form of aggression. However, in this case we recognize it to be in self-defense.”
In the following tweet on the thread, #MeToo Peru later discovers that those responsible for the verbal aggression were a radical feminist group. They go onto denounce their actions.
According to the #MeToo Peru Twitter Bio, they describe themselves as a platform which “compiles reports of violence against women and diverse groups. If you wish to report [an act of violence], please send us a DM and we will publicize your report.”
#MeToo Peru finished off their statement by proclaiming that feminism had to be intersectional or it can’t be feminism at all.
National File is committed to ensuring your voice can and will be heard. To keep your speech free, we are switching our commenting platform to Insticator. Don’t worry! All you have to do is create a commenting account with Insticator. We will be transferring previous comments to our new site, and then you will be able to link your past comments to your new Insticator account. If you have any feedback or questions about your Insticator commenting account, please email them at: [email protected]