Activists discuss SlutWalk perspectives

On July 23, about 30 dedicated activists assembled for an politically and socially incisive panel discussion about building SlutWalks, the international movement of women fighting against blaming rape victims and the oppression of woman more generally. The tone for the open discussion was set by brief presentations from two Bay Area SlutWalk activists, Mer Stevens,…

Slutwalks spread to Mexico

The first “slutwalk” began in Toronto early this year by women who were angered by members of the criminal justice system continually blaming the victims of sexual attacks. Since then, these colorful protests have spread across the world. While the slutwalks occurring in cities across Europe and the U.S. have faced critique by communities of…

Slutwalks – Grassroots Uprising Against Sexism

by Ona Tzinger On Jan. 24, Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti stood before a group of students at York University and volunteered his misguided assessment of the route to rape prevention, stating: “to prevent victimization … women should avoid dressing like sluts.” Sanguinetti couldn’t have anticipated the backlash that followed this unbridled display of sexism…