SlutWalking: Neue Frauenbewegung in den USA

SlutWalking Demonstrations
Der erste SlutWalk in Toronto (Fotograf: Richard Lautens/AP)

„When a police officer from Toronto went on a routine visit to Osgoode Hall Law School to advise the students on personal safety, little did he know that he would unwittingly inspire a movement that has caught fire across Canada and the US.

„You know, I think we‘re beating around the bush here,“ Michael Sanguinetti began, blandly enough, as he addressed the 10 students who turned up for the pep talk. Then he said: „I‘ve been told I‘m not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised.“

Fast forward three months from Sanguinetti’s unfortunate remarks, and a movement that was born in riposte to his loose talk has now gone international. „SlutWalking“ is attracting thousands of people to take to the streets to put an end to what they believe is a culture in which it is considered acceptable to blame the victim. […]

Some women attended the protest wearing jeans and T-shirts, while others took the mission of reclaiming the word „slut“ – one of the stated objectives of the movement – more literally and turned out in overtly provocative fishnets and stilettos. But they were all united by the same belief: that rape is about the rapist, not his victim.“

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