[Part of our weekly Sex Positive Saturday series! Visit http://thecsph.tumblr.com for more, or to submit your own definitions.]
Today is SLUTWALK HAMILTON 2012! This is a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, non-violent event. Please come as you are, bring water and sunscreen because it’s going to be hot!
2pm – We Gather at City Hall
2:15pm – Speakers Begin
1. Linda Ense
2. Erin Crickett
3. Morgan M Page
4. Jeff Perera
5. Deb Nanson
6. Queen Cee
3pm – We Walk
3:25pm – Testimonials at Hess
There will be a designated Kid’s Area where parents and guardians are welcome to enjoy activities with the children. Childcare will also be available by request if parents would like a safe space for kids to remain while they participate in other SlutWalk Hamilton activities.
We are SO EXCITED – see you at 2pm!!
Slutwalk Hamilton is a feminist, anti-oppressive event, with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. We are striving to include speakers working with various populations in Hamilton and Toronto in the hopes that everyone in the Hamilton Area can feel represented and included in this movement. As always, all allies are welcome to attend.
Behaviours that will be considered unacceptable at Slutwalk Hamilton’s event:
- Touching or photographing anyone without predetermined consent
- street harassment (commenting on people’s bodies, whistling, cat-calling, making sexual remarks or gestures without expressed approval)
- asking questions about experiences of sexual violence
- racist, anti-immigrant, sexist, heterosexist, homophobic, transphobic, biphobic, ablist (or otherwise oppressive) slurs, jokes, hateful or inappropriate comments
- attempts to corrupt the message of Slutwalk Hamilton
- If you are not sure that your behaviour is acceptable it probably isn’t.
Behaviour we encourage at Slutwalk Hamilton:
- dedication to the values of Slutwalk Hamilton
- respect for Slutwalkers
- respect for organizers
- asking for consent!
- The choice to go topless or not
- Consensual hugs
- Cheering, holding up signs, community building
- Active listening
Slutwalk Hamilton welcomes open dialogue and discussion about sexual violence so that we can learn from each other. However, please keep in mind that these discussions will only be productive if respectful.
If you feel that you or someone around you is acting in an inappropriate manner please report to any one of the several marshals at the event. They are there to keep everybody safe.
Slutwalk is about respect and inclusivity. Behaviours deemed outside of that realm may result in legal action.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Media Coordinator, Slutwalk Hamilton
Media Coordinator, Slutwalk Hamilton
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When that man told me that I wasn‘t like a rape victim, that shut me up about being raped for nearly a quarter of a century. He didn‘t know it, but he was telling me that if I spoke up about having been raped, I would be declaring myself different from all other women. I didn’t analyse it at the time, but at a gut level I knew that to be a rape victim, meant to be either the Madonna or the Whore type and I knew I didn’t fit into the Madonna box.
So I shut up for twenty-five years. That’s what the othering of rape victims does to us - it silences us.
Have you talked with your sons and daughters about the Jerry Sandusky case, and if you have, what did you say? Opening arguments in the trial against Mr. Sandusky, along with Amos Kamil’s New York Times Magazine story this weekend about sexual abuse at the Horace Mann…
“Repeat after me! no woman of any age, colour, character ever deserves to be sexually violated or what some might lightly call ‘eve-teasing.’”
[follow this link to find a short clip and analysis of the discourse on street harassment in India:http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/05/decentering-and-recentering-the-discussion-on-street-harassment.html]
…child sexual abuse and exploitation takes place everywhere, by a significant number of adults (mainly, the research tells us, men) and that there are a number of methods used. Survivors, feminist campaigners, child rights advocates and legislators – not to mention…
I have so many feels about this topic, as it’s one that people aren’t ever really taught properly. Basically I’ve been told that screaming “NO” and fighting back signals lack of consent, and every other form of behavior is seen as consent. This is a horrifying attitude.