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I think it's that time of year, the time when I need to stop hugging people lest I catch something.

I wish I'd been able to go to Slutwalk on Saturday. I used to go to the Reclaim The Night rallies, where we were watched like we were a freakshow. Which I guess we were. What else do you do but stare when a march goes past?

The main chant:
However we dress,
wherever we go,
yes means yes,
no means no.


Doesn't seem too dangerously radical to me, but we're still having to say it.

I think calling it "Slutwalk" has been useful: it seems to have encouraged a bit of actual discussion in the media. Reclaim The Night just seemed to come and go. And of course, it's all from social media hype so you don't need to be connected

I do believe that claiming the word for ourselves does take out the sting and challenges people who would use it against us.

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elmsley_rose
May. 30th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
Calling it 'slutwalk' is SO much cooler.
elmsley_rose
May. 30th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
However we dress,
wherever we go,
yes means yes,
no means no.
Even like now,
when I'm dressed like an Eskimo.

Does that scan? The slutwalkers would have all been in several layers I imagine - hardly 'club wear' and the type of clothes we are trying to gain freedom in to wear without being judged (Got plenty of that being in the Scene! - automatic assumption of slut, which I always thought was pretty funny)
dragonsally
May. 31st, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
"Dressed like an eskimo" Love it M.
elmsley_rose
May. 31st, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
I *am* currently dressed pretty much like an Eskimo!
Big scare over the weekend - bad, bad bronchitis. But a turn for the better today. HAVE to be better - pain clinic on Thursday!!!
dragonsally
May. 31st, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
That's not good at all. Its seems to be a bad year for nasty bugs this year. (((((((M)))))))
elmsley_rose
May. 31st, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
:-) Thanks
dragonsally
May. 31st, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
I really wanted to go on Saturday - said I would be. Of course it was just a wee bit of a pipe dream.

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