[act-ma] Boston SlutWalk May 7th

Andrew Wasser awasser8 at gmail.com
Wed May 4 09:36:22 PDT 2011


When: May 7th at Noon
Where:  Boston Common Gazebo


This event is inclusive to all genders, all sexual orientations, all races,
all ethnicities. This event will not only entail standing up against rape
culture and slut-shaming, but will also create an environment of grrrl love
and a sense of solidarity.

We will be marching in protest of rape culture and slut-shaming, and ending
with speakers, including feminist Jaclyn Friedman, workshops, and other
activities!

FAQ:

What is Rape Culture: The culture that makes it okay for women to be raped.
For example, blaming the victim because she was either scantily clad or
drunk. Women are also punished by rape culture for being sexual, because
often a woman can't be taken seriously in court if she confesses or is
suspected to have had multiple sexual partners.

Ex. A woman in Itally, in the winter of 1999 was raped but was told it was
impossible by authorities because she was wearing jeans. So, really it's
impossible to be raped while wearing jeans in Italy, apparently.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/277263.stm

What is slut-shaming: Slut-shaming is when an individual or a group of
people put down a woman based on the number of sexual partners she has or
had. Slut-shaming correlates with rape culture, because as was said before,
a rape victim can be automatically dismissed if called a slut.

What is a Slutwalk: A Slutwalk is a walk in which women (and men) walk to
protest rape culture and slut shaming. It is also to promote the idea that a
slut isn't necessarily bad, but that society is constantly putting a bad
connotation on the word itself.

Why are we doing a Slutwalk: To promote awareness that rape culture is an
ongoing problem in our society and that slut shaming is NEVER okay in any
form, whether it be verbal or physical.

Recently a Toronto Police Officer claimed, "women should avoid dressing like
sluts in order not to be victimized."

Slutwalk Toronto is the first Slutwalk and you can find all of their info
here:http://www.slutwalktoronto.com/
http://www.excal.on.ca/news/dont-dress-like-a-slut-toronto-cop/

Follow us on Tumblr!
http://bostonslutwalk2k11.tumblr.com/

Twitter!
http://twitter.com/#!/BostonSlutWalk

For more information/Questions/Concerns:
Bostonslutwalk2k11 at yahoo.com

*****WORKSHOPS*******
Workshops will take place at Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor,
Chinatown. The building has a small step in the entry way and an elevator.
All workshops are free.

The Power of Language by Kali at 3PM to 3:30PM
Partner Violence by Network La Red at 4PM to 4:30PM
Men's Role in Preventing Rape & Sexual Assault by Northeastern Sport in
Society at 4:30PM to 5PM
SlutStyles (on polyamory and non-monogamy) by Honey from Poly Boston at 5PM
to 5:30PM
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