These two trans women had enough of being harassed and fought back with fury in brutal video
Two trans women have gone viral after they furiously attacked the men who were harassing them while they sat in a restaurant.
A video of the incident was recorded and shared on YouTube. In the video, a man can be seen approaching the women and sitting beside them.
Speaking in Spanish, the man said: “I’d like to sit with a lady,” according to SDGLN.com. Other people in the restaurant can be heard laughing at his comment.
The trans women were asked about their genitals by a man in the restaurant, prompting a fight to break out.
But the situation escalated when another man asked the women about their genitals, saying: “What do you have? What’s there?”
The women then warned the men to pay them some respect, and said they should respect all women. But when the man called them “f*****s”, the incident broke out into a full-scale fight.
What do you have? What’s there?
One of the women then started punching her aggressor, resulting in a fist-fight between the pair. The second woman joined the fight after another man tried to hold her back.
She then took off her shoe and started beating the man with it as he tried to run away. When the man fell to the ground, the women left the restaurant, leaving the second man standing and rubbing his head.
The video has been viewed more than 40,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube last week, with many commenters praising the trans women for standing up for themselves.
Transgender people often face shocking levels of violence.
Transgender people – particularly trans women of colour – face disproportionate levels of violence across the world, with US figures most shocking.
In 2019, at least 22 trans and gender non-conforming people were killed and 91 per cent of them were Black trans women, according to the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT+ advocacy organisation that tracks anti-trans violence in the US.
Despite this, a recent survey in the United States found that just 42 percent of cis men and 59 percent of cis women think the violence faced by trans women is an issue.