XXIII

The object is a photo of graffiti in an unknown location. In the graffiti we can read “Sister, I believe you” with pink letters on a grey wall while a woman passes by.

XXIII

Sister, I Believe You

Contributed by Paola Prieto López, 2018

Keywords: Protest, Rape case, Spain

Five men were accused of raping an 18-year-old girl in Pamplona’s San Fermín bull-running festival in 2016. The case went viral after the Whatsapp messages of the group were shared on social media platforms. The judge of the case decided to accept as evidence a report from a private detective in which the girl’s social media posts where shared, intended to show that she was enjoying her holidays as evidence of her ‘not being traumatized’. The Whatsapp conversations, on the other hand, were considered ‘irrelevant’ for the case. Feminist groups all over Spain started the campaign, ‘Sister, I believe you’ to support the victim and criticize the judge’s handling of the case, which reflect how gender violence and sexual harassment victims are being treated in court and the media.