Thursday, June 9, 2011

[SDCPJ] SlutWalk San Diego - Be There THIS Saturday!


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From: Joni Craig <hellojoni@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:16 PM
Subject: SlutWalk San Diego - Be There THIS Saturday!


The name is trashy, purposefully designed to draw attention, and based on the following serious incident:

 

"On January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave shocking insight into the Force's view of sexual assault by stating: "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized".

 

As the city's major protective service, the Toronto Police have perpetuated the myth and stereotype of 'the slut', and in doing so have failed us. With sexual assault already a significantly under-reported crime, survivors have now been given even less of a reason to go to the Police, for fear that they could be blamed. Being assaulted isn't about what you wear; it's not even about sex; but using a pejorative term to rationalize inexcusable behavior creates an environment in which it's okay to blame the victim."

 

The first Slutwalk was held in Toronto on April 3, and the movement has now grown to dozens of cities worldwide.  There will be a Slutwalk in San Diego this Saturday to speak out against victim-blaming and to promote the following message:

 

"It's time to stop teaching 'Don't get raped' and start teaching 'Don't rape'!"

 

Here is some additional information:

 

Press Release, Mission, & Related Pages:  http://slutwalksandiego.blogspot.com/p/press-release.html

 

Activist San Diego Page:  http://activistsandiego.org/node/2910

 

Facebook Page:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181231141927498&notif_t=event_invite

 

LGBT Support Link:  http://sdgln.com/causes/2011/06/09/lgbt-community-join-saturdays-slutwalk-san-diego

 

If you believe that perpetrators, NOT victims, should be blamed for sexual violence, please forward this message far and wide, and please attend the event at 1:30 pm, Saturday, June 11, at San Diego's City Hall (202 C Street in 92101).

 

Thanks for your support,

Joni

 

P.S.  This is the BEST list of Sexual Assault Prevention Tips I have EVER seen!:  http://slutwalksandiego.blogspot.com/2011/05/sexual-assault-prevention-tips.html

 

 

 


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