A misguided attempt to protest sexual abuse/ rape against women by encouraging women to dress like sluts.
slutwalk supporters hold signs and wear shirts reading "slut pride" and "i love sluts"
...this has nothing to do with counseling victims of rape, condemning convicted rapists, or encouraging political sensitivity on the topic of rape.
slutwalkerA- Doesn't it seem weird that we're walking around naked demanding respect from men?
slutwalkerB- Don't be silly. Why do you think there are so many guys watching us? They support the cause!
slutwalkerA- Then why do they have cameras and boners?
SlutWalk is a grassroots movement against rape culture's victim-blaming and slut-shaming; it has spread internationally. It all started when a Toronto officer advised women to "stop dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized." Since then, enraged activists have taken to the streets to declare that they are fed up with blaming the victim rather than the perpetrator.
It is NOT a walk that requires a certain type of clothing. You can wear whatever you want to this event. The people attending the event do not all agree on the idea of reappropriating the word slut; however, all who are against sexual violence and the culture that perpetuates it are encouraged to participate. It is a powerful march against rape culture and exposes the fact that the word "slut" and a woman's attire are used as weapons to demean a woman's sexual agency and make rape justifiable.
If you understood none of this, you're one of those idiots who thinks SlutWalks is all about prancing around half-nude.
I attended SlutWalk last week not because I want to dress up but because I want to expose rape culture.