Don’t let the name fool you. It’s just a double entendre on a sexist term used by a Toronto police officer who actually told a woman that if women wanted to do something productive to slow or stop sexual harassment(and possibly rape) they should stop dressing like what he called “sluts.”
The good folks of Toronto (or at least some of them sensitive to feminism and equality) decided a marching protest was called for. They later formed a group they called “SlutWalk” that would march in protest on a regular basis, across the world, to protest perceived incidents of sexism.
The protest movement, as noble and worthwhile as it may be, lacked diversity, as many black women refused to participate in the walks, being offended by the unattractive name of the movement and its resultant walks.
So, the founders of the peaceful protest movement has finally addressed the topic, and below is a link to their response.
What do black women think of these protest marches? Does the name of the movement really make that much of a difference in whether or not you decide to get involved, or are there other issues that make more of an impact?
- SlutWalk Toronto Releases An Anti-Racism Statement–And It’s Good! (alternet.org)
- Racism and Anti-Racism: Why they matter to SlutWalks (umsuwomyns.wordpress.com)
- ‘SlutWalkers’ take steps against assault (blogs.windsorstar.com)
- SlutWalk – Don`t blame the victims! (sophiansiren.wordpress.com)
- Beauty Shop: Optional Tax, ‘SlutWalk’ Opposition (npr.org)
- The SlutWalk (leastevens.wordpress.com)
- A Gentle Reminder That Slutoween Celebrants Are Asking For It [Halloween] (jezebel.com)
- SlutWalk in Chicago (dmitryev.wordpress.com)
- SlutWalk 2012 (thefword.org.uk)
- [Repost] MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL OR IT WILL BE BULLSH1T! (umsuwomyns.wordpress.com)
- SlutWalk fashion show to raise money, awareness (knoxnews.com)
- Iconic Feminist Journalist and Activist Michele Landsberg Reflects on the Past Thirty Years of the Women’s Movement in her New Book Writing the Revolution (prweb.com)
- Hundreds turn out for London Slutwalk (telegraph.co.uk)
- Photos: Slut Walks Take the World by Storm! (923now.radio.com)
- WATCH: Donald Trump Accuses Jon Stewart Of Racism (huffingtonpost.com)
- Hundreds march in Delhis SlutWalk (theglobeandmail.com)
- SlutWalk Chicago: Organizer Jessica Skolnik Discusses Event’s ‘Critical Message’ (alternet.org)