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Slutwalk Spokane 2011


We are going to march and rally to show that, no matter what you're wearing, 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. Victim-blaming affects people of all genders and, no matter what you're wearing, you don't deserve to be targeted for it.

Inspired by our friends and allies in Toronto, we Eastern Washingtonians 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.

Following a recent article in The Easterner which stated that women "train" men to be rapists, we Spokane residents feel that this event is crucial. The attitude that a person is ever responsible for being attacked is one which MUST change if we hope to have a society that values true equality for all of its citizens


Riverfront ParkSpokane, WA
United States
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