Thousands of scantily-clad women to march in London as ‘SlutWalk’ protest reaches UK

Far from empowering women, attempting to reclaim the word ‘slut’ has the opposite effect, simply serving as evidence that women are accepting this label given to them by misogynistic men. What “some critics” have suggested – Thousands of scantily-clad women to march in London as ‘SlutWalk’ protest reaches UK

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Toronto activists take back the slut

This notion of re-appropriating ‘slut’ suggests that women, possibly in some happier time, had previously a-ppropriated it for our own benefit. But in no wise was there ever a culture in which women’s solidarity compelled us to define ourselves by the number of men we’ve pronged and how closely we conformed to pornographic dress codes […]

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What offends me about SlutWalk

The word ‘slut’ is triggering for women who have been sexually assaulted – it is a word used to degrade and humiliate us. it is not one that we should make our own. yes, i have been raped and i do not support slutwalk. slutwalk has missed the point of women’s experiences of violence. rape is violent and […]

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We’re Sluts, Not Feminists. Wherein my relationship with Slutwalk gets rocky.

Reclaiming ‘slut’ is not only unnecessary as, I don’t believe we need a term for ‘people who enjoy consensual sex’, but, in removing the gendered aspect of ‘slut’ from the definition (they have not decided to reclaim/redefine the term to mean ‘women who enjoy consensual sex’ though I am not sure that this would be much […]

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