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=> Some debate from the Detroit Slutwalk Facebook Page...

Some debate from the Detroit Slutwalk Facebook Page...
Posted by Jeffrey (Guest) - Tuesday, June 21 2011, 4:59:49 (UTC)
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SlutWalk Detroit will have a peaceful protest in Downtown Detroit

We are going to march down Woodward Avenue in efforts to bring awareness and to stop slut-shaming, no one deserves to be raped, assaulted, or harassed.

Note that this event isn't just for women, and isn't just for women dressed as sluts. We want all Sluts AND Allies there-- dress as you please, whether it's a corset and fishnets or sweatpants and a t-shirt. Because victim-blaming affects people of all genders, and no matter what you're wearing, you don't deserve to be targeted for it.

Background:
Inspired by our friends and allies in Toronto, Michiganders are ready to stand up, fight the sexist social acceptance of rape in our culture, and reclaim the word "slut."

SlutWalk began after a Toronto police officer said, "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." Sadly, this mentality of blaming the victim, instead of the perpetrator of the crime, has become all too common.

SlutWalk Detroit will be held on June 25, 2011, from 2 to 5. Location is Downtown Detroit

We are seeking volunteers to help with logo and flyer design. Spread the word! Reblog us, retweet us, and tell your friends, families, classmates, and coworkers!

Email us at slutwalkdetroit@gmail.com
Twitter: @slutwalkdet
More information on SlutWalk Toronto: http://www.slutwalktoronto.com/
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Christine Cormier
I've had long term relationships with two women that were sexually assaulted. It left them both with lifelong wounds. Something has to be done about it! For me its about protesting what happened to them, who cares what you are wearing or not?
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Laura Vincent
I don't believe this is a productive way to prevent victim blaming. "Slut" defined is a pejorative term applied to an individual who is considered to have loose sexual morals or who is sexually promiscuous, what kind of message do you think this will be sending to little girls? It is never anyone's fault for being raped, thus being t...See More
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Micole Dibble Haha!
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Liz Shar
this seems like a way to get men to gawk at scantily clad women. this is the wrong way to go about gaining respect, equal rights and stopping "slut-shaming".
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Nathan Robert Young there's always an element to any campaign that is needed to appeal to the lowest common denominator. i doubt this is it, but even if all you attract is gawkers, you're still spreading awareness.
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Gracie ✯ Chantler nobody should own up to being a slut. this is incredibly distasteful.
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Micole Dibble It is incredibly distasteful to think that it's okay for you to call someone a slut, and mean it in a harmful way. You don't control my sexuality or anyone else's gurl!
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Gracie ✯ Chantler I would never use the word slut.
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Gracie ✯ Chantler It has nothing to do with sexuality. yours or anybody elses.
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Gracie ✯ Chantler and I don't remember trying to control your sexuality, nor implying i would.
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Frank Cerra
I don't think it's cool for women to call themselves sluts.
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Deejay Sir-Lena we own our sexuality, not you...so if we want to call ourselves sluts, we will. your judgement is not needed. thx.
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Frank Cerra So let me get this straight, modern feminism = girls calling eachother sluts?
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Lynne Ford My thought is that the word "slut" is in fact demeaning to women. When it can be applied to both sexes, this walk will not be necessary.
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Micole Dibble Modern feminism = changing the negative connotation slut has towards women = women calling each others sluts.
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Nathan Robert Young not really the point, frank.
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SlutWalk Detroit
It wont let me change date on this event page so please go to SlutWalk Detroit for updates
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SlutWalk Detroit
SLUT WALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
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Aaron Joseph Katz OMG WHY
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AllyCatherine Wild IT was on NPR--Are you kidding me?
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Bridget Scallen It would be great to have some official clarification and explanation of this postponement.
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Jessica Mae Moulds-Brown
i will be there in spirit!
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Alex Erhard
Is there a new date yet? The weekend will be here soon and I'd like to get my plans straight if this is going to change.
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Matthew Elia Why would it change?
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Alex Erhard There have been posts showing up on my wall feed about a date change for a while now. Something about conflicting events downtown I think.
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Alex Erhard Go to the "Created By" link and read down a bit for more info.
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Micole Dibble
Look if i want my titties to hang out while i'm walking to the store i will! Because i have a nice rack and they deserve to breathe! But that doesn't mean i should be harassed or gawked at by the hairy man in line next to me at the local convenient store. God forbid a woman wear what she wants, for men are uncontrollable raging boner bearing beasts.
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Aaren Alseri Never mind indecent exposure, or that you might offend someone, I wouldn't be complaining, but all the same, if you're going to get offended if I look at them, then you might want to cover them up.

I promise not to let you see me admiring them. Fair?
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Micole Dibble Look once is fine, but stare at me for 10 minutes and it's creepy.
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Aaren Alseri Agreed. That's rather creepy.
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Edward Sosnoski
If anyone hasn't seen it, according the the SlutWalk Detroit page, the date is being changed! So unless they decide to keep it for this date after all, don't go on the 25th!
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Lauren Groh
I can literally hear the point of this entire event making a "whooshing" sound as it flies over the heads of some people commenting on this page. I think the idea is fantastic and I'm all about bringing awareness to an issue that a majority of people are too afraid/ignorant to discuss. Awesomeness.
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Alex Erhard I heart you lady.
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Jeremy Isaacson
I want to go but I'm working till 4:30 on saturday. =[
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Zuriel Lott
Wow. Awesome.
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Aaren Alseri
While I support the cause, I also think that if you want to avoid getting caught on fire, you shouldn't cover yourself in gasoline and sit in the smoking section. All the same, you have the right to cover yourself in gasoline. Just saying....
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Kate Allemon worst analogy ever.
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Micole Dibble tell that to a victim of rape
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Aaren Alseri ‎^after you invite them to a protest called 'slut'walk...
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Micole Dibble You don't get the point of this do you?
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Micole Dibble Do you really not have faith in any man's self-control. Are men so crazy and hormone raging that i need to cover myself up for fear i may be assaulted? That's ridiculous.
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Aaren Alseri
To be honest, its not about having faith in another person living up to my or your own ideals. That concept in itself is rather ridiculous Micole.

Look at this way, should we live in a world where a woman can dress however she wants, acts however she wants, and do so wherever she wants at whatever time without any fear of harm? YES, we should, and I'm willing to work towards that kind of world.

Do we live in that kind of world? No we don't. I'm not blaming victims, nor am I telling them how to behave dress or act or carry themselves. I'm just being real. Out of self preservation perhaps people should be wary of the fact that you CAN'T trust people to have the same sound judgement as you.

If this isn't about the safety of women, or like Take Back The Night, then please enlighten me. I certainly would not want to be supporting a cause that I don't agree with in its approach.

And by the way, not all victims of rape are women. So if this is about solely a certain group of victims, then again, please enlighten me.
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Kelsey Gale
FUCK YES. PERFECT.
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