SlutWalk
It looks good on ya

Back on January 24th, 2011, a campus safety information session was held at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto. One of the Toronto Police ┬áin attendance said “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” This didn’t resonate well with the students, staff, and general public. As a means of protesting such talk, SlutWalk Toronto was born. Wait why was it born? Here’s what the sluts have to say:

“We are tired of being oppressed by slut-shaming; of being judged by our sexuality and feeling unsafe as a result. Being in charge of our sexual lives should not mean that we are opening ourselves to an expectation of violence, regardless if we participate in sex for pleasure or work. No one should equate enjoying sex with attracting sexual assault.”

I hear ya. And so this past weekend they rallied.

 

  • laura krueger

    the meaning of the word IS changing. young girls prefer to be called a slut rather than a bitch. is this better? I don’t know. when I was at highschool, if they started calling you a slut, you could forget it. not one boy would ask you to go out. this has changed, I think. I even found a brand of t-shirts using the word slut, and not in the negative way: http://slutshirt.spreadshirt.com/ is it better? I don’t know. but it IS changing.