Skip to comments.'Slut Walks' come to the U.S.
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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>>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.
Yet thexe idiots support the Party that is soft on crime...
He played the sluts.
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.
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?
Or Dearborn, MI.
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.
Anything that pisses off Muslims is fine with me.
More like fat ugle dyke walk.
I don’t think those people have anything to worry about... no matter how they dress, no one’s going after them.
“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?
Now you’ve done it! You’ve just guaranteed that veto!
why is the ones who have the least to worry about seem to be the most worried?
This is not what I had in mind when I opened this thread.
“I’m saving my money for the next International Blonde Festival in Riga.”
I’d buy THAT for a dollar!
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.
“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.
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