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The Vancouver Slut Walk

May 18, 2011 | by  |  Events

Close to a thousand people gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery Sunday for the Vancouver Slut Walk, a rally against victim blaming in sexual assault cases. The controversy that erupted over the use of the word slut threatened to overshadow the rally’s original purpose. The Dependent set out to ask participants what the gathering meant to them, and how they felt about the re-appropriation of the loaded term.

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  1. Anyone know where i can find the documentary Sluts?

  2. A part of any feminist movement is to reclaim male oriented views and apphropriate them for women. I really respect what these men and women are doing in terms of re-defining what sexuality means to them, it’s really empowering and I wish more people would pay attention to the efforts made by many to liberate these terms and ideologies for them.

    It also puts into perspective the shallow nature of many plights today, we often make a fuss out of when someone lies in a relationship, when in reality we have women being raped and taken advantage of. It puts things into perspective that I think many often tend to ignore in favor of focusing on the issues that possibly don’t mean as much (not to argue that some of these things don’t matter)

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