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Slutwalk comes to Canberra

By johnboy - 18 May 2011 111

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.

What’s Your opinion?


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111 Responses to
Slutwalk comes to Canberra
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gospeedygo 1:37 pm
18 May 11
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Is there an afterparty? I’m lookin’ to pick up.

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creative_canberran 1:54 pm
18 May 11
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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.

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johnboy 1:56 pm
18 May 11
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C’mon CC, where’s your sense of fun?

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Pommy bastard 2:14 pm
18 May 11
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I’ll say nothing then, shall I? Probably for the best….

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Mysteryman 2:32 pm
18 May 11
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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.

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BlondieACT 3:22 pm
18 May 11
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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.

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BlondieACT 3:35 pm
18 May 11
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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.

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Stevian 3:37 pm
18 May 11
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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

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red_dog 3:42 pm
18 May 11
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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!

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Chop71 3:47 pm
18 May 11
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As a parent, would I be proud of my daughter walking in this event …… probably not.

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chewy14 4:06 pm
18 May 11
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The only problem is the organisers of this event are the exact opposite of actual sluts.

Surely they should be fined for false advertising.

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fragge 4:09 pm
18 May 11
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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.

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Overheard 4:12 pm
18 May 11
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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.

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Mysteryman 4:13 pm
18 May 11
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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.

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Pommy bastard 4:45 pm
18 May 11
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Is the right to dress like a slut incorporated into ACT human rights legislation?

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