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'Slut Walks' come to the U.S.
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Posted on 05/06/2011 10:44:51 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound

BOSTON — An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer's flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like "sluts" to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in the United States. Some women and men who protest dress in nothing more remarkable than jeans and T-shirts, while others wear provocative or revealing outfits to bring attention to "slut-shaming," or shaming women for being sexual, and the treatment of sexual assault victims. "It was taking the blame off the rapist and on the victim," said Nicole Sullivan, 21, a student at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and an organizer of the SlutWalk planned Saturday in that city. "So we are using these efforts to reclaim the word 'slut.'" The police officer made his comments in January to a group of York University students at a safety forum. He later apologized, but his comments were publicized widely on Facebook and Twitter. They inspired a march in Toronto last month that drew more than 3,000 people, as well as SlutWalks since then in Dallas, Asheville, North Carolina, and Ottawa, Ontario.

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To: LottieDah

>>Not every woman who gets raped dresses provacatively. Nuns in full habit, senior citizens, children get raped. Do they all dress like they are “asking for it”?<<

No but if you dress like a slut, let guys buy you drinks, flirt, bump and grind, then get into the guys car, if you don’t expect to have sex, don’t scream rape.


21 posted on 05/06/2011 11:01:13 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: All

Yet thexe idiots support the Party that is soft on crime...


22 posted on 05/06/2011 11:02:15 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Retired Greyhound
Eliot Spitzer liked to gambol.

He played the sluts.

23 posted on 05/06/2011 11:02:15 AM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

You know all of the hetero guys in this march are just doing it so their own personal slut doesn’t drop them for some other guy or group of guys.


24 posted on 05/06/2011 11:02:56 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Who is most likely to draw the attention of a person looking for a woman to assault, a gal in a tight mini-skirt and halter top or a woman in a burka and ankle length robe?


25 posted on 05/06/2011 11:03:03 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: moehoward

You win!!!!!!!


26 posted on 05/06/2011 11:03:17 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: null and void
Call me when they try this in Riyadh...

Or Dearborn, MI.

27 posted on 05/06/2011 11:03:31 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (To conserve energy, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off permanently.)
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To: Night Hides Not
A Latvian women's organization presents another point of view:


28 posted on 05/06/2011 11:03:54 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Here is the trick to dealing with the likes of them.

Get a bunch of guys together. Occupy a prominent section of the sidewalk as they go by. Take their pictures, then just laugh, laugh as loud as you can at them.

Get's 'em really pissed.


29 posted on 05/06/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: frithguild

Sorry, girls, it’s provocatively-dressed HOT women who need to be concerned about the perception that they’re “asking for it.” As for what’s in this picture.... not even with a borrowed unit.


30 posted on 05/06/2011 11:05:54 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: Sir Gawain

Anything that pisses off Muslims is fine with me.


If you don’t mind, I would like to make this my motto for the summer.


31 posted on 05/06/2011 11:05:54 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

More like fat ugle dyke walk.


32 posted on 05/06/2011 11:06:45 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: frithguild

I don’t think those people have anything to worry about... no matter how they dress, no one’s going after them.


33 posted on 05/06/2011 11:08:02 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Retired Greyhound

“shaming women for being sexual”

Funny they don’t celebrate women who are in monogamous married relationships being ‘sexual’.

They only celebrate promiscuity which is unhealthy and dangerous. Of the general population of women aged 17-49, 42% test positive for HPV and 16% test positive for herpes.

What do you think the percentage is in this crowd?


34 posted on 05/06/2011 11:08:06 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Now you’ve done it! You’ve just guaranteed that veto!


35 posted on 05/06/2011 11:10:07 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Lazlo in PA

why is the ones who have the least to worry about seem to be the most worried?


36 posted on 05/06/2011 11:11:26 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: frithguild

This is not what I had in mind when I opened this thread.


37 posted on 05/06/2011 11:14:21 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Night Hides Not

“I’m saving my money for the next International Blonde Festival in Riga.”

I’d buy THAT for a dollar!


38 posted on 05/06/2011 11:16:44 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Based on what I’ve read about the 911 hijackers, they’d take either.

As an aside, I bet all these protestors would abhore the idea of a woman fighting back with a gun.

Which would make them hypocrites.


39 posted on 05/06/2011 11:17:13 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: LottieDah

“Not every woman who gets raped dresses provacatively. Nuns in full habit, senior citizens, children get raped. Do they all dress like they are “asking for it”?”

You have missed the point.


40 posted on 05/06/2011 11:18:06 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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