a reclamation of the walk of shame
. Describes an occasion in which one must traverse public avenues the morning after a sexual encounter. One's status as a "strider" is usually aparent in the nature of one's dress, that somehow clearly indicates that one did not return to one's own home the night before. The quality of the sexual encounter and/or the social status of the partner(s) are generally factors that will turn a walk
into a stride
J saw Red walking down Washington St. at 10:30 wearing the suit and tie she'd had on the night before. "Walk of Shame?" J inquired. "No, Stride of Pride!" replied Red. "There's no shame in sex that good."