Nowadays, information and open conversations about women's rights are spreading all over the Internet and because of that, women are standing for their rights. So, I started wondering that a reaction culture could be created in order to be against the rape culture existing in Brazil, so women could feel empowered because of the information. But, then, this culture would be not just made by women, but also by men.
Creating a new behavior and attitude is the beginning of a new culture and education. For example, if one woman starts to respond to men when they harass her, and tell others, maybe other women can have the same attitude and make more men uncomfortable of doing this.
There are many services in Brazil related to reporting. However, these services don't increase the number of complaints, but campaigns and educational information. And it goes in a vicious circle, where the number of complaints are not enough, either the Police data related to that, so if they don't have a high number, it's like the problem doesn't exist. And if the number of complaint is low, new laws are not created to protect these women and their safety is not improved, and, then, people are not aware about this issue.
So, how might we make women report the harassment in the public transport?
And how might we make the valuable educational information go for everyone and not just for a niche (feminists)?
Sharing stories and giving the opportunity for women to feel more empowered and embraced, a space for them to share thoughts and feelings, and maybe making men to be part of that too, to understand and to have more empathy.