Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On the Slutwalk

I waited too long to post on this topic. By the time I felt ready to do so, the articles and blog posts which had appeared somehow drained me of any desire to add to the debate.

The first Slutwalk was held in Canada. Boston soon followed, then several other Slutwalks and several more are being planned in various countries.

That the initial trigger seems to be out of proportion (a police officer speaking to ten students in Toronto) to the response (large protests far away from the initial incident) tells us that this is a grass roots movement (among some groups of women (and men), at least), fired by the still common victim blaming when it comes to sexual violence.