Topics: Bullying, Abuse, Protest Pages: 3 (832 words) Published: October 20, 2011
There’s a new “movement” sweeping the globe.

Is it human rights protests for Darfur? No. Are middle- and lower-income class US citizens protesting the ever-growing economic disparity? No. Is it the protests for demanding the end of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere? No. Is it people fighting for their right to affordable healthcare? No. Is it working class people trying to protect their collective bargaining rights? No. Are college students protesting outrageous tuition costs and predatory lending practices? No.

There are a number of women worldwide who are organizing events called SlutWalks to fight for their rights to dress, well, like sluts. SlutWalks began in Canada and are now spreading, much like a virus, to the UK and the US and everywhere else.

What is Slutwalk?

An initiative to fight sexual harassment, it is the mighty age of the Slutwalk.

How women choose to dress up, present themselves has had social implications since time immemorial. Lately this age-long issue has again caught the eye of the world and made everyone sit up and take notice by the global campaign “Slutwalk”.

Held in the form of rallies, marches, parades , an international series of Slutwalk is a demonstration to protest against women stereotyping.

Participants of slutwalk rallies across the world protest the sexual violence against women and more importantly the blame-the victim mentality or social habit of blaming of victims of sexual harassment for the violence perpetrated towards them.

It is a demonstration of frustration and anger in women across the world at the notion of explaining or justifying rape or sexual assault of a woman by linking it to any aspect of a woman’s appearance.

Slutwalk has become a global movement to increase dialogue and raise awareness about prevalent attitudes in our society that blame the victim in the cases of sexual assault. It campaigns the against the ideas that victim of an assault asks for it by...
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