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BUILDING A TRANSNATIONAL FEMINIST COMMUNITY TOWARDS A PARTICIPATORY CULTURE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: This is our aim! To do so, please upload your projects, interviews you have done, resources you find interesting and join the grassroots feminist community! If you have questions, please email me (Elke Zobl) at elke.zobl(at)sbg.ac.at.
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Slutwalk Glasgow 2011

Location

George SquareGlasgow
United Kingdom

This event was set up in solidarity with our Canadian sisters after a Toronto police representative claimed women would stop getting raped if they “stopped dressing like sluts”. We believe this is wrong – the only thing that causes RAPE is RAPISTS.

We want to claim back the word “slut” and take away its power. We want to stop victims being blamed, and blaming themselves. We want to fight sexual stereotypes, and the stereotypes surrounding sexual assault. We’re ANGRY about the way the victims of sexual violence are treated and perceived and we want to change this dramatically.

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Slutwalk Cardiff 2011

Location

City Hall, Gorsedd GardensCardiff
United Kingdom

When a Toronto police officer suggested that ‘women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised’, he provoked a fierce backlash: ‘SlutWalking’.

This movement began with ‘SlutWalk Toronto’, and a march through the city on 3rd April, 2011. Since then, the SlutWalking movement has gained huge international support, with satellite SlutWalk groups appearing across Canada and the US. It has since spread to the UK and Europe, and now we are bringing it to Cardiff.

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Slutwalk Amsterdam 2011

Location

Gay monument At The WestmarktAmsterdam
Netherlands

Persbericht: Sletten houden manifestatie voor seksuele vrijheid

Amsterdam – Op 4 juni aanstaande zal er in Amsterdam een SlutWalk plaatsvinden. De manifestatie begint om 16:00 uur op het homomonument. SlutWalk zet zich in voor bevordering van seksuele vrijheid en autonomie. Ook is deze actie gericht tegen het klimaat waarin slachtoffers van seksueel geweld als schuldigen worden gezien.

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Slutwalk Montreal 2011

Location

Parc De La PaixMontreal, QC
Canada

Because we've had enough!

Following the statement made a representative from the Toronto police force that "women should avoid dressing sluts in order not be victimized," Torontonians took to the streets and marched against victim blaming and a mentality of teaching women how not to get raped as opposed to teaching men how not to rape.

Building on the momentum of this now international movement Glam Gam Productions teamed up with Stella to bring this fight to the streets of Montreal on May 29th/2011 at 14:00.

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Slutwalk Melbourne 2011

Location

The State Library of VictoriaMelbourne
Australia

Official Blogpost

The first ever SlutWalk Melbourne is over.. for now. We think this is the beginning of something new and powerful, and are busy listening to your feedback, engaging with the criticism and exploring ideas for further action.

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Slutwalk Boston 2011

Location

Boston Common BandstandBoston
United States

This event is inclusive to all genders, all sexual orientations, all races, all ethnicities. This event will not only entail standing up against rape culture and slut-shaming, but will also create an environment of grrrl love and a sense of solidarity.

We will be marching in protest of rape culture and slut-shaming, and ending with speakers, including feminist Jaclyn Friedman, workshops, and other activities!

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Slutwalk Ottawa 2011

Location

OttawaOttawa
Canada

Slutwalk Ottawa (SWO) aims to provide a voice and save space for victims in an ongoing effort to address victim-blaming and other aspects of rape culture. SWO uses an intersectional, anti-oppression framework to educate about institutionalized violence and the tribulations faced by victims of sexual assault, with a focus on marginalized communities.

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SlutWalk Toronto 2011

Location

Toronto
Canada

SlutWalk began in Toronto in February of 2011. It began because a few people had had ENOUGH of victim-blaming, of slut-shaming and sexual profiling and policing. We had enough of being angry, of facing violence and harassment, of wanting better education, awareness and treatment and not seeing more about it. Our protective services in Toronto, among many people, had put the responsibility of sexual assault where it didn’t belong and were continuing to spread myths and stereotypes about who is sexually assaulted and why, and this was nothing new – it was in a long line of violence, ingrained into institutions and our culture.

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SlutWalks: Books, Articles and Videos

Books

Chateauvert, M. (2014) Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Mendes, K. (2015) SlutWalk: Feminism, Activism and Media. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Teekah, A., Scholz, E.J., Friedman, M. and O’Reilly, A. (eds) (2015) This is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like: Perspectives on the Slutwalk Movement. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.

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Global affairs & transnationalism
Sexual violence
SlutWalk
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Feminist Memory: Books, Articles and Websites

Books

Margaret Henderson, Marking Feminist Times: Remembering the Longest Revolution in Australia. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2006.

Victoria Hesford, Feeling Women's Liberation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013.

Ann Cvetkovich, An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality and Lesbian Public Cultures. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.

Book chapters

Red Chidgey, "A Modest Reminder. Performing Suffragette Memory in a British Feminist Webzine” in Powerful Times: Cultural Memories of Nonviolent Struggles, eds A. Reading and T. Katriel. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

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