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Slutwalk comes to Canberra

By 18 May 2011 111

4 June 2011
2:00 pm

With gender studies academics waging war through opinion columns on the global phenomena that is Slutwalk it was just a matter of time and now Facebook informs that Canberra women too will get their chance to dress trashy, and walk:

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.

We are asking you to join us for SlutWalk, to make a unified statement about sexual assault and victims’ rights and to demand respect for all. Whether a fellow slut or simply an ally, you don’t have to wear your sexual proclivities on your sleeve, we just ask that you come. Any gender-identification, any age. Singles, couples, parents, sisters, brothers, children, friends. Come walk or roll or strut or holler or stomp with us.

Join us in our mission to spread the word that those those who experience sexual assault are not the ones at fault, without exception.”
(http://www.slutwalktoronto.com/)

Ladies we salute you.

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111 Responses to Slutwalk comes to Canberra
#1
gospeedygo1:37 pm, 18 May 11

Is there an afterparty? I’m lookin’ to pick up.

#2
creative_canberran1:54 pm, 18 May 11

The people behind this are from ANU and generally the same people behind recent protests over HECS, Same-Sex Marriage and library mergers. No matter how good/valid the cause, all these have descended into nothing more than photo ops for the organisers. And like these other events, they copy an existing idea so not even original thinking. Just self serving and derivative.

#3
johnboy1:56 pm, 18 May 11

C’mon CC, where’s your sense of fun?

#4
Pommy bastard2:14 pm, 18 May 11

I’ll say nothing then, shall I? Probably for the best….

#5
Mysteryman2:32 pm, 18 May 11

What? Are they promoting slutiness, or are they raising awareness for sexual assault victims? Or are they just looking for an excuse to parade around in slutty attire?

Seems like a bit of a non-event.

#6
BlondieACT3:22 pm, 18 May 11

Looks like fun along with a statement! Just a shame that it probably won’t make a difference to the opinions of sexual offenders and that short skirts aren’t an invitation for inappropriate actions.

#7
BlondieACT3:35 pm, 18 May 11

Mysteryman said :

What? Are they promoting slutiness, or are they raising awareness for sexual assault victims? Or are they just looking for an excuse to parade around in slutty attire?

Seems like a bit of a non-event.

They’re saying that regardless of what women wear, it’s not an invitation for lewd comments, sexual assault or anything related.

#8
Stevian3:37 pm, 18 May 11

Mysteryman said :

Or are they just looking for an excuse to parade around in slutty attire?

Stevian said :

Isn’t that just a Saturday night in Civic? Hardly a special event

#9
red_dog3:42 pm, 18 May 11

Looks a fun way to make a serious point. I read an article about this in the paper last week … the Toronto police officer responsible had no idea what he had started!

#10
Chop713:47 pm, 18 May 11

As a parent, would I be proud of my daughter walking in this event …… probably not.

#11
chewy144:06 pm, 18 May 11

The only problem is the organisers of this event are the exact opposite of actual sluts.

Surely they should be fined for false advertising.

#12
fragge4:09 pm, 18 May 11

Chop71 said :

As a parent, would I be proud of my daughter walking in this event …… probably not.

Please tell me she studies at ANU.

#13
Overheard4:12 pm, 18 May 11

Very worthy and noble intentions. I just fear that the message will be lost in the medium (or short, or scant or plunging) for the pervert factor. I wish it well, and hope it doesn’t resemble a building site when the walkers walk by.

#14
Mysteryman4:13 pm, 18 May 11

BlondieACT said :

Mysteryman said :

What? Are they promoting slutiness, or are they raising awareness for sexual assault victims? Or are they just looking for an excuse to parade around in slutty attire?

Seems like a bit of a non-event.

They’re saying that regardless of what women wear, it’s not an invitation for lewd comments, sexual assault or anything related.

I don’t think sexual assault is acceptable. Ever. But if you’re going to dress slutty in public, you can expect that there will be some people who will comment on it.

I’m a believer in the concept of “appropriate attire” – dressing for the circumstance/occasion. I know that’s not a popular idea any more, especially as the lines between personal freedoms appropriate behaviour seem to blur more and more.

#15
Pommy bastard4:45 pm, 18 May 11

Is the right to dress like a slut incorporated into ACT human rights legislation?

#16
trix5:03 pm, 18 May 11

You don’t actually have to dress like a “slut” to join in on the walk.

The point of the whole thing is that sexual assault happens no matter what you’re wearing, and the disingenuous insistence by law enforcement that a short skirt “causes” rape needs to be exposed as the pernicious bullcrap that it is.

And as for the “derivative” complaint, oh, please. How many political events are innovative? The reason that people are jumping on the bandwagon everywhere is because it is a universal issue.

#17
Mysteryman5:07 pm, 18 May 11

trix said :

You don’t actually have to dress like a “slut” to join in on the walk.

The point of the whole thing is that sexual assault happens no matter what you’re wearing, and the disingenuous insistence by law enforcement that a short skirt “causes” rape needs to be exposed as the pernicious bullcrap that it is.

Perhaps I’m not in the loop, but when did law enforcement insist that clothing choice can cause rape?

#18
johnboy5:08 pm, 18 May 11

RTFM

#19
willo5:17 pm, 18 May 11

i have no problem with ladies behaving/dressing in a slutty manner…..in fact i think there should be more of it……………

#20
Overheard5:47 pm, 18 May 11

johnboy said :

RTFM

Oops! I just skimmed/didn’t read the fine print: “Whether a fellow slut or simply an ally, you don’t have to wear your sexual proclivities on your sleeve, we just ask that you come.”

#21
Ronnielane5:59 pm, 18 May 11

Sluts,Is/was used as an acroynom for Sexually Liberated Urban Terrosist Sisters

#22
Ronnielane6:14 pm, 18 May 11

Ronnielane said :

Sluts,Is/was used as an acroynom for Sexually Liberated Urban Terrosist Sisters

Whoa, accidently hit submit. If I recall correctly this goes back to Courtney Love, who at one time was highly regarded for both her music and opinions ( before a certain individual drugf…ed her) .The Sluts used to (prob still do) wear short dresses with tight slacks underneath, the point was to be sexual but at the same time be in control of your sexuality.

#23
matt312217:32 pm, 18 May 11

Overheard said :

johnboy said :

RTFM

Oops! I just skimmed/didn’t read the fine print: “Whether a fellow slut or simply an ally, you don’t have to wear your sexual proclivities on your sleeve, we just ask that you come.”

Oh I will be ‘coming’ allright. I will be there with bells on, wearing my “I love sluts” teeshirt. Can’t wait!

#24
bazinga7:35 pm, 18 May 11

Mysteryman said :

I don’t think sexual assault is acceptable. Ever. But if you’re going to dress slutty in public, you can expect that there will be some people who will comment on it.

I’m a believer in the concept of “appropriate attire” – dressing for the circumstance/occasion. I know that’s not a popular idea any more, especially as the lines between personal freedoms appropriate behaviour seem to blur more and more.

aaand this is the point. All to often when women are sexually assaulted people comment on the clothing they were wearing and say she was asking for it. The message here is that no matter how slutty women dress, they are not asking to be assaulted.

#25
Thumper7:51 pm, 18 May 11

Sluts,Is/was used as an acroynom for Sexually Liberated Urban Terrosist Sisters

Loved your work with the Small Faces….

#26
Mysteryman8:00 pm, 18 May 11

johnboy said :

RTFM

I did. There was no mention of “law enforcement” claiming that “short skirts cause rape”. There was mention of one member of a law enforcement agency on the other side of the planet making a statement that was questionable, but certainly nothing like in the post I was referring to.

Seems like a movement looking for a cause.

#27
I-filed8:45 pm, 18 May 11

Potentially confusing. One of my (very nice) colleagues dresses slutty and isn’t aware of it! I’m talkin’ lacy cleavage and five inch stillets, micro mini skirts and lace stockings … and loads of makeup.

#28
johnboy9:03 pm, 18 May 11

Where do I get one of those?

#29
LSWCHP9:52 pm, 18 May 11

I-filed said :

Potentially confusing. One of my (very nice) colleagues dresses slutty and isn’t aware of it! I’m talkin’ lacy cleavage and five inch stillets, micro mini skirts and lace stockings … and loads of makeup.

Hey…is that me? I always thought the cleavage and heels was a good look in the office. Maybe I’m gonna have to change my image…shave my beard, or something.

#30
anonymoose10:43 pm, 18 May 11

I-filed said :

Potentially confusing. One of my (very nice) colleagues dresses slutty and isn’t aware of it! I’m talkin’ lacy cleavage and five inch stillets, micro mini skirts and lace stockings … and loads of makeup.

Maybe she’s just got a thing for you and you should make a move?

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