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?