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'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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To: Frank_2001
Just your usual gathering of leftists;)

Virtually indistinguishable from the mouth-breathing SEIU demonstrators that I observed in Harrisburg a couple of months back. An uglier gaggle I never saw before or since.

61 posted on 05/06/2011 12:06:57 PM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Sorry, girls, it’s provocatively-dressed HOT women who need to be concerned about the perception that they’re “asking for it.”

Yea, but hot girls don't need to be easy to get what they want, so they are not usually considered 'sluts'.
62 posted on 05/06/2011 12:15:08 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: moehoward
...not a decent slut in the bunch....


63 posted on 05/06/2011 12:18:03 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Red Badger

what is the difference between a slut and a skank?

Here are some definitions from google:

Skank may refer to: a slang term for a promiscuous person, usually a woman.

Slut or slattern is a pejorative term applied to an individual who is considered to have loose sexual morals or who is sexually promiscuous. The term is generally applied to women and was an insult or offensive term of disparagement, meaning “dirty or slovenly.”

So this could a “Skank Walk” or a “Slattern Walk” or “People of Easy Virtue Stroll” or “ The Parade of Low Potential, Low Achievers” or “Democrat Convention”.

When I was younger, much younger, I had some appealing young ladies of easy virtue try to take advantage of me. The flesh is weak. Having succumbed, I decided they were not sluts but women of rare insight and intelligence.

64 posted on 05/06/2011 12:20:21 PM PDT by TxDas (This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
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To: Wiser now

“I wish I could say they were following that advice”.

My Mom had a wonderful saying: “Leave something to the imagination. Men have wonderful imaginations and they will “imagine” you better than you are”.

65 posted on 05/06/2011 12:22:51 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Retired Greyhound
#1 Rape is wrong.

#2 Rapists should be punished as they were historically prior to Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S. 584 (1977), i.e. death or castration.

#3 Stupidity is not illegal. However, women need to realize that lures work and do not always attract ONLY the "fish" you were hoping to catch.

66 posted on 05/06/2011 12:24:10 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Those are the most over dressed sluts I’ve ever seen. Except for the fat guy in the front. But really, if you go to a gathering of sluts and the only person showing some skin is a fat guy, what good is it?

67 posted on 05/06/2011 12:24:50 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: frithguild

They wish. *yuck*

68 posted on 05/06/2011 12:28:37 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I guess common sense is no longer common?

69 posted on 05/06/2011 12:36:44 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: bigbob

They have a dream.

70 posted on 05/06/2011 12:41:12 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: MindBender26

LOL! Stand along the parade route and hold up signs saying “1” to “3” depending on how bad it is.

71 posted on 05/06/2011 12:41:42 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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72 posted on 05/06/2011 12:50:32 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: frithguild
Could not possibly be more guilty.

Could someone tell the nasty chick carrying the "MY A&& is not an excuse for ASSAULT" that she's wrong?

Specifically, that I'll be forced to assault myself - by gouging out my eyeballs with a rusty spoon - should she happen to drop that sign and turn so there's a clear view of her A&&.
73 posted on 05/06/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: ErnBatavia

74 posted on 05/06/2011 1:04:27 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: JudgemAll
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.

Maybe. After reading the previous threads on the subject today, I think what we're seeing here is a re-branding of the "Take Back the Night" walks that have been organized in various places over the last 15 years or so.

All they're doing is using a PR gimmick ("SlutWalk" sounding SO much more naughty, and therefore titillating, than "Take Back the Night") to garner more press and to incentivize more people to show up.
75 posted on 05/06/2011 1:11:34 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: andy58-in-nh

If he doesn’t get out of that wheelchair and walk then it really does require a miracle.

76 posted on 05/06/2011 1:24:38 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: Wiser now
I taught my daughters that what a man does not see is more alluring than letting it all hangout.

You taught them well. They will figure it out eventually.

77 posted on 05/06/2011 1:35:24 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: tanknetter

They had similar slut walks in France, but targeted against the muslims who would actualy rape the girls. But the French intel and blame America first crowd of cowards are now kind of blaming US conservative men instead. It’s much more convenient. Our liberals will love it of course. Any such political self hate what not liberal/RINO product is greatly appreciated these days in this country.

78 posted on 05/06/2011 6:23:32 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: moehoward

besides, real sluts can’t walk... Strait that is.

79 posted on 05/06/2011 6:25:27 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ever have a Pig Party?

80 posted on 05/07/2011 1:41:52 AM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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