Slutwalk Johannesburg Is A Month Away!!

I am hereby formally inviting you to join me on Saturday 24 September 2011 for

Slutwalk Johannesburg

LET’S UNITE AGAINST VICTIM BLAMING AND SHAMING AND AGAINST ACCEPTABILITY OF ANY FORM OF RAPE
We want you. Yes, YOU! The one in the afro, and you in the 3inch heels and you in the wheelchair, and you, with your entire extended family… you, reading this. Male, female, transgendered, HUMAN, if you believe that no-one deserves to be raped, regardless of what they might be wearing, or doing, or their sexual orientation, or their gender, come as you are, come as you want to be, come as you were.
We want you to walk with us.
We want to walk with YOU!
We are asking you to join us for SlutWalk Johannesburg to make a unified statement about sexual assault and victims’ rights and to demand respect for all.
Whether a fellow slut or simply an ally, you don’t have to wear your sexual proclivities on your sleeve, we just ask that you come. Any gender-identification, any age. Singles, couples, parents, sisters, brothers, children, friends.
Come walk or roll or strut or holler or stomp with us.
This has become a global movement, with Satellites happening all over the world.
Help make our voices heard in Jozi.
I am pretty sure you’ve heard of it by now, and I know I have invited a lot of people via Facebook. In Cape Town recently there were almost 2000 people on South Africa’s first Slutwalk!
Perhaps you’re unsure of the reason or put off by the name?
Well, the Slutwalks taking place around the world are about BLAMING THE PERPETRATOR, NOT THE VICTIM!
This particular “cause” is one very close to my heart. The South African rape statistics are beyond frightening and I personally know and love and respect no less than 5 women who have survived rape.
Whether these women are open about it or not, whether they reported it or not, whether their rapists were punished for it or not – these women did not ask for it or deserve it, no matter what they were wearing or where they were at the time.
I will be doing the Slutwalk, as will my husband and my son. I have an anniversary party and a birthday party that day- but I will be late for both because I will be doing the Slutwalk first. I am hoping that as many of you as can do so, will be marching right along with me. If you’ve already signed up then I will see you there! And if you can’t make it, please spread the word!

13 thoughts on “Slutwalk Johannesburg Is A Month Away!!

  1. This is a great cause. I honestly am sick of victims of rape being blamed for what happened to them. No matter how they dress the do not ask to be attacked. Do people blame old ladies for being mugged on account of being old and frail? No they don’t. It’s unbelievable how many people have gone through something traumatic like that. It’s unbelievable how little the law can do about it. And it’s unbelievable that society places blame with the victim.

    I wish I was there to walk with you x
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