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'Slut Walks' come to the U.S.
PMSNBC ^

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: Retired Greyhound

ayep! that oughta learn ‘em!


41 posted on 05/06/2011 11:21:00 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Oh, OK...

“Hey, guys? Don’t rape women, OK?”

There. Problem solved...


42 posted on 05/06/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Retired Greyhound

That word is verbotten on FR... and I know personally.

LLS


43 posted on 05/06/2011 11:21:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH!)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I must have.


44 posted on 05/06/2011 11:27:17 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Well I’m for anything that saves me the trouble of having to figure out which are and which aren’t.


45 posted on 05/06/2011 11:38:29 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Retired Greyhound

“SlutWalks”, where a bunch of people who couldn’t score in million years walk around dressed like hobos decrying the term they proudly try to wear for one day.


46 posted on 05/06/2011 11:41:08 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Why is it that sex “protesters” are invariably ugly? Do they fantasize being raped? Do the male protesters dream of being raped?
47 posted on 05/06/2011 11:41:52 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: swain_forkbeard
This is not what I had in mind when I opened this thread.

Is this more in line with what you were thinking?


48 posted on 05/06/2011 11:41:56 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: LottieDah

I doubt any woman is raped because of her dress, no matter what the rapist says.
That said, I have no respect for those of my sisters who dress provacatively as if to say “lookee here what I’ve got”.
I have seen numerous woman on television programs talking about “showing off the girls” as if she is the only woman in the world with breasts.
I taught my daughters that what a man does not see is more alluring than letting it all hangout. I wish I could say they were following that advice. Sigh.


49 posted on 05/06/2011 11:42:53 AM PDT by Wiser now (Liberalism is immaturity, cloaked with the pretense of moral and intellectual superiority.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Oh... My... Starz!

Wait-a-minute, I have to pick my eyeball off of the floor..........

50 posted on 05/06/2011 11:43:25 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Avoid arguments with your wife about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.)
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To: frithguild

>> Could not possibly be more guilty.

Finally a reason to get all slutty...


51 posted on 05/06/2011 11:46:21 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Frank_2001
Kinda says it all...

"...Just your usual gathering of leftists..."


52 posted on 05/06/2011 11:46:50 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: andy58-in-nh

All of a sudden, I’m thinking of the song “Honky Tonk Ba-donk-a-donk”.....


53 posted on 05/06/2011 11:46:59 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: frithguild
They are doing it wrong. This is the correct way. Photobucket
54 posted on 05/06/2011 11:47:38 AM PDT by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: andy58-in-nh
These chicks could be protesting for the end of the civilized world and I would sign up. Those Latvians really know how to do a feminist rally.


55 posted on 05/06/2011 11:51:54 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: null and void
*yawn* Call me when they try this in Riyadh...

LOL! True. It doesn't take much courage to do that here in the U.S.

56 posted on 05/06/2011 11:52:24 AM PDT by SuziQ
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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”?"

Certainly, nobody *deserves* to be raped, regardless of how they are dressed, and the culpability for such acts is purely on the part of the aggressor. Having said that, there are behaviors that will make one a more or less inviting target to a predator.

Take for example a person who posts photos of their house, their home address and vacation plans on Facebook. The make no arrangements to have their property checked while away, and top it all off by leaving their housedoors unlocked. Certainly they are well within their rights to do all of those things.

Now, the neighbor at an adjacent property has a secure fence, an alarm system, NRA stickers on every vehicle in the parking lot, and a number of large, well-chewed bones visibly left in the yard by the two Dobermans.

Neither property owner *deserves* to be robbed, but wouldn't you say that one would be more likely to be, and in fact made themselves so?

57 posted on 05/06/2011 11:54:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: frithguild

Interesting that those doing those marches are also those most most likely to be most jealous of scantily dressed beautiful women...

This is another socialist lesbian agenda of control and possession and jealousy of beauty blaming men for assaults and the very thing these jealous islamistoid sluts would do.


58 posted on 05/06/2011 11:57:16 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: MindBender26
In less politically correct times, a fraternity at my college would have a scoring bench at the entrance to their house. When coeds would come for a party they'd hold their score cards up and rate them. It looked like an Olympic diving competition...


59 posted on 05/06/2011 12:02:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hoagy62
Hi, Hoagy:

I was thinking more like 'Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March' by The Box Tops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_URK08Yee4


Jack.

60 posted on 05/06/2011 12:02:51 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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