Slutwalk. It’s on my mind because I am a thinking person.

I’m back to being sceptical of the Slutwalk thing. I had been having trouble articulating the way the movement has been accepting the language and discourse of mainstream culture. I didn’t like the way they were ‘reclaiming’ the word slut rather than saying “Hey, can we talk about sexual violence in a way that uses our own language rather than accepting the premise of the discussion?” Not In My Name: Part I at The Referral makes a few of the points that I wanted to raise but couldn’t quite get out properly. She continues with a discussion of how media coverage of slutwalks might go in Confessions of a Slut-Shamer.

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