I’m very impressed by the emergence of the Slutwalk phenomenon and am looking forward to attending the Melbourne march. I have not bothered to march for much of late, like climate change, as I doubt it has much impact on political decision making. But this issue is different. It’s about confronting antiquated social values about the integrity of the individual and their sexual freedom. It’s about sex positivism and being assertive.

I see it as part of a growing new phenomenon in Melbourne of affirming the sexual integrity of the individual. Regular events like Cherchez la Femme at the Fox hotel in Collingwood and Pleasure Salon at 24 Moons in the city are organisations that also espouse sex positive philosophies.

Looking at the list of people who have registered to attend the event, my whole tribe seems to be attending: the feminist / poly / blogger / geek / scientist / artist scene is ready to walk. Now, what to wear?

Slutwalking

5 thoughts on “Slutwalking

  • 12 May 2011 at 2:10 pm
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    i’m going to be in adelaide unfortunately but LOVE THIS!

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  • 12 May 2011 at 4:38 pm
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    “like climate change, as I doubt it has much impact”

    apart from raising public awareness of the issue? or to show the massive amount of voters who care about the issue? Maybe it’s just not something you’re as passionate about…

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    • 12 May 2011 at 5:09 pm
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      I think it’s more that this is primarily a social issue and we sex positive people want to change social values about sexuality. It’s not so much about changing laws or government policies.

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  • 13 May 2011 at 10:12 am
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    Love this! Sadly, I’m going to be away too :( What to wear? Something sexy, of course! Liking your t-shirt design btw :)

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  • 13 May 2011 at 11:41 am
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    I was explaining the victimising comments that brought about the slutwalking movement to my boyfriend, and he was incredulous. He said ‘Saying you’re asking to be raped if you’re wearing slutty clothing is like saying you’re asking to be stabbed if you walk around being made of flesh’. Ha!

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