Like other women interviewed for this article, the young mother asked that she be identified only by her initials, L. The husbands of some of the women, including L. The women said they often had little choice but to endure abuse, and experts agree. He pressured her to have sex, promising her a better life and working conditions. Now, she lives with the other women in a location she asked to keep confidential, awaiting trial.
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She was demanding decent working condition s and an end to sexual harassment and violence in farm fields. The message came through loud and clear as the group of farmworkers and their allies took over streets during rush hour on March 15, reminding passersby that female farmworkers are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment and violence, and deserve to be part of the reckoning sweeping other industries in the Me Too era. She has worked in Florida fields for 15 years. For two years, the Coalition has been calling for a boycott of the company.
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She was new to farming, new to America, undocumented, and desperately in need of money. Perez had just come from Guatemala. Tapia-Ortiz could not be reached for comment. No breaks except for a short pause for lunch, no bathroom nearby, no shelter from the Florida sun. Perez told me that when she asked the owner about the pay situation, they said she had to figure it out with Tapia-Ortiz, who was a contractor hired to recruit laborers, and when she brought it up with him again he became angry.
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