June 3rd, 2015. That was the date in which Ni Una Menos was officially born in the form of massive protests and marches all over Argentina against the constant wave of femicides and gender violence in the country. Four years later, #NiUnaMenos not only remains alive and well, but is stronger than ever. It has even joined forces with several other social groups, including the pro-choice movement, represented by the now famous (and seemingly ubiquitous) green pañuelo. As a result, an even larger movement that encompasses the overall struggles and ideals of thousands of Argentine women has emerged at the forefront of the sociopolitical landscape.
In recent weeks, the Ni Una Menos movement has made noise abroad, thanks to famous faces that have lent their support to the movement. From Spain’s Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar at the Cannes Film Festival to Iceland’s own Bjork and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, heavy hitters in Hollywood – and beyond – have come out to support Argentina’s feminist cause.
Which all leads to yesterday’s timely video from the women of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, which tweeted a video encouraging Argentine women to continue to fight for their rights.
— CheNetflix (@CheNetflix) June 3, 2019
Those are lead actress Taylor Schilling, along with series regulars Dascha Polanco (the only one bringing the Spanish flavor to the video), Jackie Cruz, and Maritza Ramos. The video was shared by Netflix Argentina’s official account and has already received over 18,000 retweets and 40,000 likes when this article was published.
Responses were all over the place with many trolls well… Being trolls (it is Twitter, after all). But many others were genuinely happy that the feminist struggle continues to find spaces that broaden the visibility of the movement abroad. Here at The Bubble we’re definitely on board with this last sentiment and believe that nobody expresses our feelings better about the issue than Twitter user @inafrias:
— ina (@inafrias) June 4, 2019