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Stomp & Holler (SlutWalk Noho, MA) 10.22.11

Stomp & Holler (SlutWalk Noho, MA) 10.22.11


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Hell yes!  International solidarity in the struggle against women’s oppression.

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India’s most dangerous city for women will be the setting for the nation’s first “Slut Walk,” the latest such display in what has become a global phenomenon to protest sexual violence.

The first Toronto-based Slut Walk reportedly drew 1,000 people, while similar demonstrations in 60 cities across the U.S., Europe and the Middle East have also been successful.

The concept is extremely relevant in New Delhi, where a 2010 survey found that four out of five women claimed to have been verbally harassed and one-third were victims of physical assault, the New York Times is reporting. Judging from the event’s Facebook page, the Indian event looks set to be a smash success, with over 5,000 attendees.


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Great article on the spreading phenomenon of “Slut Walks” in the U.S. and around the world.

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Madeline Burrows and Natalia Tylim look at why protests against sexual violence and victim-blaming are spreading across Canada, the U.S. and beyond.


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