My first reaction to seeing the title was great just another way for women to dress provocative! To my surprise, this is an event that raises a controversial statement made by most people about the way a woman should not dress if they want to avoid sexual assault. Well, these women say that what they wear is not a justified reason for any form of sexual abuse!
What do you think about this viewpoint and this event?
Here is their statement:
SlutWalk first began in Toronto, where on January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave shocking insight into the Force’s view of sexual assault by stating: “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”. SLUTWALK HOUSTON exists to condemn a victim-blaming culture, to empower victims and survivors of sexual violence and to promote the respect and involvement of the community to keep its members safe. Sexual assault is NEVER justified and victims are NEVER at fault. Our name is intentionally subversive and intended to call out the punishment of sexual agency in our society. We are here to challenge the victim-blaming mentality in the media and in popular culture. This is about the SYSTEMIC structure of victim-blaming that exists in our society. We recognize that sexual violence impacts every facet of our community across lines of race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and spirituality. Everyone has the right to be safe. This is a come-as-you-are, whoever-you-are event. It is open to all genders, survivors and allies. We do not require that anyone dress in a specific way, but seek only to spread the message that rape has nothing to do with what a person is wearing. We encourage and invite individuals, institutions and businesses to be responsible for the well-being of our city and to join us. The Slut Walk Facebook LinkAnswer Question
LOL. Too bad we moved away from Houston. I like the message, but wonder about how people will take the delivery (not that this should stop anyone since I think the message is pretty clear). I hope the event does well.
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