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    'Slut-walk' in Toronto

    Toronto's Slutwalk set for Sunday
    By Linda Nguyen, Postmedia News April 1, 2011 4:30 PM


    Thousands were expected to strut their inner slut Sunday in Toronto at the first-ever SlutWalk — a grassroots march organized to voice outrage over a police officer's recent suggestion that victims can be blamed for sexual assaults because of how they dress.

    TORONTO — Thousands were expected to strut their inner slut Sunday in Toronto at the first-ever SlutWalk — a grassroots march organized to voice outrage over a police officer's recent suggestion that victims can be blamed for sexual assaults because of how they dress.

    "Our stance is that a slut is an attitude, not a look," said march organizer Sonya JF Barnett on Friday. "We want people to come as they are. If they're comfortable in fishnets and stilettos, great. If they want to wear jeans and a parka, that's great too."

    Barnett, 38, and her friend, 25-year-old University of Guelph student Heather Jarvis, came up with the idea for SlutWalk a few weeks ago in response to a Toronto police officer's comments at a university safety forum.

    On Jan. 24, Const. Michael Sanguinetti told a group of students at York University "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized."

    Both the police force and the constable have since apologized for the comments.

    But Barnett said the fact that an officer would make those comments in the first place points to systematic issues of "victim-blaming" within the police service.

    SlutWalk, which started as just a small gathering of a few friends, is expected to involve more than 3,000 people. The march and rally will start at Ontario's legislature with speeches and then wind its way to Toronto police headquarters...



    Read more: http://www.canada.com/Toronto+Slutwa...#ixzz1IJaqRJD4
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    #2
    Originally posted by lynnifer View Post

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    Barnett, 38, and her friend, 25-year-old University of Guelph student Heather Jarvis, came up with the idea for SlutWalk a few weeks ago in response to a Toronto police officer's comments at a university safety forum.
    Good that these young woman are taking a stand this on..where is NOW in these issues??
    I see things getting more and more hostile..and more tolerance for same..Chris Brown Beats up Rihanna and then goes on to play on Dancing with the stars and his album goes number 1. Charlie Sheen has a history of abuse--physical and verbal..(most recently a knife at throat of wife and threatening to cut her head off) and he is number one show and sold out at his "tour".

    Then we have this: http://socialistworker.org/2011/03/2...-entertainment
    "It suggests that if a man is bothered by a woman talking, he should have her give him a blow job to shut her up. It makes a special detour to patronize "library chicks" for daring to "think for themselves." It even features a woman on her hands and knees with duct tape over her mouth."

    So much hate, anger..blame.
    "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~Carlos Castaneda

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      #3
      Rape is never about sex. Rape is about anger and rage.

      Were I there, I'll roll that slut walk in solidarity against an ill-informed, uneducated police officer.

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        #4
        I would not use the term BLAME for sexual assults that happen to women who may have a certain apperance about them. I would however think that some women who dress a certain way are inviting attention to themselves that they may not be able to handle. I was at Wal-mart and a young girl, maybe 16 or 17 had a very very short skirt on and a belly shirt with all kinds of bling bling and a low cut out that showed cleavage. She was very tan, pretty and built nicely. This girl was getting very negative reactions from people as they walked by her. Turned up noses, scawls, nasty comments from other women and men. The mother of the daughter was observed reacting in a protective manner about some of the comments as they made it up and down the isles. When we were loading our groceries in the car, the girl walked out pushing the cart with her mother. A car load of guys drove by slowly and stuck their heads out the window and made comments like ( let me tap that ass), (I'll tear that p***y up), (I'll fu** you and your mom). The mother went in to a rage and started screaming at the car load of boys in the middle of the parking lot. I could only think to myself that the girl had invited that type of attention to herself by wearing a skirt that barely covered her pubs and showing more skin than she did clothes. I wound't BLAME her if she was attacked her attracted the wrong kind of person to follow her and do something bad to her, but I do think that she invited them to make comments and such to her. The outfit belonged at a club, hotel, or party that was attracting that kind of attention in my opinion. I can understand the point of the officers comment but maybe not the wording that he used.
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          #5
          damn, i love sluts
          We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
          Ronald Reagan

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            #6
            Originally posted by brucec View Post
            damn, i love sluts
            but do they love you back brucie?

            OK- I thought people quit saying that in the 60's and 70's. Unreal the guy could say something so ignorant.

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              #7
              Originally posted by LindaT View Post
              OK- I thought people quit saying that in the 60's and 70's. Unreal the guy could say something so ignorant.
              Stupidity rarely dies, there are always people willing to continue carrying its torch.

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                #8
                Originally posted by LindaT View Post
                but do they love you back brucie?
                thats the best part, who cares if they do!
                We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
                Ronald Reagan

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                  #9
                  [QUOTE=brucec;1347878]thats the best part, who cares if they do![/QUOTE

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                    #10
                    I definitely would have loved to roll along. I don't believe there ever is any excuse for violence against women, but isn't it especially galling that business and the media prompt girls and women to adopt looks that they then are blamed for wearing? I used to get stuff from an organization called "Challenging Media Images of Women," which showed very nice collections of mainstream advertising and media where the subtle messages’ sexism and potential for damage were much more obvious when viewed en masse and from a more open-eyed perspective.

                    I wrote a paper in college on my survey research on the subject that I will wait to share until I explore if I can find a way to invite folks who want to participate in the survey first, so the paper has more meaning. I will say it was very shocking to me the visceral reaction people had in assessing "blame." It really gives you cause to worry about justice being derived from a jury trial.

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                      #11
                      We allow companies to advertise this to our children:

                      http://edition.cnn.com/2011/BUSINESS...rsy/index.html

                      Then buy the Chris Brown CD's that lets our girls know exactly what men think of them...I am honestly surprised they let him perform after the broken window. He has a major anger problem.

                      Yes rape is about anger/control and has nothing to do with sex!!!!!

                      Yet the girl attracted those kinds of comments by wearing what society and media advertised to them as evidenced by the billions spent on "sex sells" and the models get younger and younger. The clothes get skimpier and smaller.

                      I guess I am confused here?

                      The officer's remarks is NOT and should never be justified no matter how he phrased it.

                      I am not replying to any particular poster...just my thoughts.

                      Having had to say no to clothes and CD's that just did not represent my morals was never easy...

                      The media just wants us to spend money.
                      T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

                      My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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                        #12
                        I also was appauled to see Chris Brown on Dancing with the stars, so he appologized to media and then broke window, He definately has anger problems, and what message is that sending to our young girls.

                        The media has put the idea into much of the teenagers if you are skinny, dress sexy, and wear daisy duke shorts you will be popular, then add in all the hair extensions, makeup and a cell phone that is so modern the parents about grow broke trying to make there child happy.

                        I have grandchildren 5 of them teenagers and it is a hard line because all the other kids dress like that (my girls said that too) so I applaud any parent who acts like there parent and not like there best friend. Keep the communication line open with the kids out there if you don't talk someone else is going to.
                        JeAnNE L1Burst Fracture inc. 11/5/10

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by darkeyed_daisy View Post

                          The officer's remarks is NOT and should never be justified no matter how he phrased it.
                          Because of course if we just ignore the fact that there are sick people out there who do evil things based on impulse then the problem will just magically go away. Got it.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                            Because of course if we just ignore the fact that there are sick people out there who do evil things based on impulse then the problem will just magically go away. Got it.
                            Is that what I said in that sentence? LOL and no it doesn't magically go away. Chris Brown for one should still be in jail and he should face additional charges for the window but he is a celebrity and we know how that blows...LOL

                            the Toronto police told a group of students at a campus safety information session that they could avoid assaults on campus by not dressing like a slut.
                            http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loc...TorontoNewHome
                            Maybe LEO's just shouldn't spout off at the mouth and insinuate that all people who are assaulted are sluts?

                            Because I am sure "sick people" really don't care whether the person is wearing a turtle neck or a tube top right? if its all impulse as you say?
                            T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

                            My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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