Due to limited resources and the increasing costs of hosting this event (insurance and police fees) we are sorry to say that there will not be a SlutWalk held this summer. Thank you for your understanding and your ongoing support of this initiative. Any updates regarding future events will be shared on this Facebook page.
The SlutWalk Team
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I caught this when it was originally posted on Facebook, and it nearly pushed me to tears… If there’s only one post you can show someone about the happenings at UCSB, and the #yesallwomen hashtag on Twitter, this might be it.
“Lynn Beisner: I realized today that a lot of guys might not understand why women are flipping out over the SB shooter. I can’t answer for every woman, but let me explain why this woman is flipped out:
Just about every woman, even those you consider ugly, have had at least one guy harass or threaten us because we didn’t have sex with him. They say outrageously violent things. For example, not too long ago I got a message from a guy who wanted to teach me a lesson by f-ing me up the ass with a broomstick.
What adds to our fear is the nasty things that men say about women online, where they tell the truth because they don’t fear censure. We are exposed to ever increasing levels of harassment and threats of violence.
One of the key ways that we have coped is by telling ourselves: “But no one is ever going to actually make good on those threats.”
And now we are having to face the fact that we have been lying to ourselves. We are not just at risk of being beaten or raped for our sexual choices. People can get mowed down with semi-automatic weapons.
We have to reevaluate how much danger we are really in, and that is terrifying.”
At noon on 3 October 2013, there will be a rally at the Alberta Legislature, held by Campaign Life Coalition Alberta, focusing on having Abortion de-listed from the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan, so as to restrict taxpayer funds from paying for such a procedure.
Members of the Slutwalk Organizing Committee will be attending a counter-protest, as we believe that such action will only have negative results. Defunding abortion will not only affect marginalized and vulnerable persons, but also lower-income persons and families who may not have supplemental health insurance, and especially victims of sexual violence.
Please come and show support for reproductive justice.
There are 12 days left until the event!
Stop by our Posters page, print off a couple of posters, and then put them up in your neighborhood, workplace, or social spots!
If you want to get creative, take the invitation image, and print handbills!
Help us spread the message that No One Deserves to be Raped!