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SlutWalk Dallas

April 23, 2011 | YoLadies | Comments (8)



Unless you've been living under a rock, you know about the furor that's been raised by a Toronto police officer when he suggested that women can avoid being raped by not dressing "like a slut." In response, women in Toronto organized SlutWalk to demonstrate that what a woman wears has nothing to do with rape, whether it's considered "slutty" or not.

Elizabeth Webb, a rape survivor, was inspired to organize a SlutWalk in Dallas. A huge number of women and men from the area gathered to support a woman's right to safely wear whatever they want, without fear that she'll be accused of "asking for it" if she is sexually assaulted.

This message is one of the most important that needs to be shouted loud and clear. Victims of rape are still, even in 2011, accused of asking for it a variety of reasons, the main one being her clothing. The fact is that any type of clothing, even a burqa, could theoretically be considered sexually attractive by someone. After all, rapists aren't exactly known for following the norm. It's not only unfair but dangerous to assume that clothing can instigate a violent sexual attack on anyone.

Kudos to the Toronto "sluts" for starting the ball rolling, and to Elizabeth Webb for keeping up the fight in Dallas.

Check out the slideshow of the Dallas SlutWalk participants!







8 Comments

Hey! Is there any way I can get a copy of these pictures? It won't let me save from clicking on them. :)

Yes! I'll get them to you via email.

Hi! I was so glad to be apart of this! I'm equally happy you used my sign in the article. If possible, could I also get a copy. I'd love to have it for my personal blog.

NO MEANS NO!!!!

Hi Makita - just sent them to you! LOVED the sign!

Hi SWD, Congratulations on your successful day. How many participants? Any threatening actions or difficulties?

Any plans for SlutWalk in Nashville?

Be sure to like SlutWalk Dallas on FB and ask official q's there: https://www.facebook.com/DallasSlutwalk

Someone involved there can fill you in, as YoLadies is merely a fan/participant. :)

Pam, I didn't see anything in regards to one in Nashville, but here's a link to starting one up yourself if you're so inclined.

Good Luck.

http://www.slutwalktoronto.com/satellite

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