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Anarchy Through Flowers: "Indian Women Alter SlutWalk to Better Match Country’s Conservatism"

The walk, designed as a protest against a Canadian police officer who advised women to “avoid dressing like sluts” if they want to be safe from sexual assault, has elsewhere involved women dressing as provocatively as they please. But in India, the SlutWalk set for this coming Sunday is getting a makeover, with student organizers saying they have tweaked the original concept to better match India’s conservative social palette.

The confrontational “slut” has been softened by adding the Hindi word for “shamelessness” to the event’s title. Women have been asked to march in their regular clothes. And weekly public debates and street theater are being promoted even more energetically than the walk itself.

Rather than focusing on clothes, the campaign is questioning gender stereotypes embedded in ancient Hindu religious epics, Bollywood movies and sexist matrimonial classified ads.

“There will be no dress code” for the march, said Umang Sabarwal, 19, the event’s chief organizer. “In India, no matter what we wear, even if we are covered head to toe in a sari or a burqa, we get molested and raped. A woman’s fight in India is more basic — it is a fight for the right to be born, education, nutritious food, work.”

(Source: fauxcyborg, via womenaresociety)

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Why Women Having a Seat at the Table is Not Enough

earlyfrost:

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feministblackboard:

Another actress who had similar limitations due to race was Anna May Wong. She was a Chinese American daughter of a laundryman. The only way she was able to break into the movie industry at the time was through “exotic roles.” One that you may recognise is that of Tiger Lily from the hit movie, Peter Pan. She irrefutably was a leading lady with beauty and class, but she still was severely limited due to Hollywoods limited view on people of other ethnic backgrounds. An example of this of course arises in the pay department.

feministblackboard:

Another actress who had similar limitations due to race was Anna May Wong. She was a Chinese American daughter of a laundryman. The only way she was able to break into the movie industry at the time was through “exotic roles.”

One that you may recognise is that of Tiger Lily from the hit movie, Peter Pan.

She irrefutably was a leading lady with beauty and class, but she still was severely limited due to Hollywoods limited view on people of other ethnic backgrounds. An example of this of course arises in the pay department.

(Source: feminist-blackboard, via fuckyeahfeminists)

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freesamuel:

terrordome:

deadmansbest:

wolfcircuitry:

deadmansbest:

Lol. God forbid a girl gets called a slut for being just that. That would be unethical and inhumane. If you dont want to be called a slut or a skank, maybe you should stop sleeping around, seems like a good solution to the problem.

Sorry, girls/women have every right to sleep with whomever they want, regardless if it’s one or twenty people. You have no right to say otherwise. Someone else’s sexuality is none of your business. End of story.

I have a right to have an opinion about whatever i want. I can call a girl a slut if she is being a slut, and she can cry about it all day and night, but in the end, she is gonna have to lay in the bed she made, and not feel sorry for herself while she continues to be a whore.

It’s not even a gender issue, the same thing applies to men and women, to any logical fucking person anyway. If a guy sleeps around he’s an asshole, if a girl does the same she’s a slut. Whether you believe that or not is up to you, but if you’re that hungry for cock I’m not going to feel sorry for you if some people think that’s a bad thing. 

Haha. WOW.
WAY TO PERPETUATE RAPE CULTURE, YOU HATEFUL IGNORANT JERKS.
Did you not read the part about ‘victim blaming’ or did you just see the word ‘slut’ and start ranting?
The point of this poster and the point of the various slut-walks is that the number of sexual partners that a person has had does not make it okay for them to be raped.
Calling a woman a ‘slut’ has been a justification and an excuse for rape for centuries and it is not okay. Rapists walk out of court free because their victims were ‘sluts’ and obviously had it coming/wanted it.
Yeah, no.
1 in 4 college women are rape-survivors, 1 in 5 high school women are rape-survivors, 1 in 3 Native/First Nations women are rape-survivors. Queer, lesbian and trans* individuals are at an even higher risk of being raped. 
Of the college women that were raped, 41% said that they were virgins at the time.
1 in 4. Chances are, you are friends with a rape-survivor.
Go on, tell her she’s a slut.
See how fast your friendship ends and how fast she kicks your teeth in.

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freesamuel:

terrordome:

deadmansbest:

wolfcircuitry:

deadmansbest:

Lol. God forbid a girl gets called a slut for being just that. That would be unethical and inhumane. If you dont want to be called a slut or a skank, maybe you should stop sleeping around, seems like a good solution to the problem.

Sorry, girls/women have every right to sleep with whomever they want, regardless if it’s one or twenty people. You have no right to say otherwise. Someone else’s sexuality is none of your business. End of story.

I have a right to have an opinion about whatever i want. I can call a girl a slut if she is being a slut, and she can cry about it all day and night, but in the end, she is gonna have to lay in the bed she made, and not feel sorry for herself while she continues to be a whore.

It’s not even a gender issue, the same thing applies to men and women, to any logical fucking person anyway. If a guy sleeps around he’s an asshole, if a girl does the same she’s a slut. Whether you believe that or not is up to you, but if you’re that hungry for cock I’m not going to feel sorry for you if some people think that’s a bad thing. 

Haha. WOW.

WAY TO PERPETUATE RAPE CULTURE, YOU HATEFUL IGNORANT JERKS.

Did you not read the part about ‘victim blaming’ or did you just see the word ‘slut’ and start ranting?

The point of this poster and the point of the various slut-walks is that the number of sexual partners that a person has had does not make it okay for them to be raped.

Calling a woman a ‘slut’ has been a justification and an excuse for rape for centuries and it is not okay. Rapists walk out of court free because their victims were ‘sluts’ and obviously had it coming/wanted it.

Yeah, no.

1 in 4 college women are rape-survivors, 1 in 5 high school women are rape-survivors, 1 in 3 Native/First Nations women are rape-survivors. Queer, lesbian and trans* individuals are at an even higher risk of being raped.

Of the college women that were raped, 41% said that they were virgins at the time.

1 in 4. Chances are, you are friends with a rape-survivor.

Go on, tell her she’s a slut.

See how fast your friendship ends and how fast she kicks your teeth in.

^^^^

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[TW: street harassment] When my confident, curious, adventurous 12-year-old daughter asked if she could go get ice cream by herself (we live in a city) the first thing that I thought of was how to prepare her to hear:

“Where’s my smile, baby?”
“Wanna go for a ride?”

What if she is surprised? Looks down? Doesn’t give the guy speaking to her the positive response that he seems to think he’s entitled to? What hurtful, explicit things will he then say to put her in her place?

From now on, she’ll have to be on alert. How many times will she have to go out of her way, take longer routes, not go certain places, alter her clothes? Not forget to hold her keys poking through her fingers? Not take certain buses, and pay for a cab instead of taking a metro? Take her lighthearted moods and tuck them away behind earphones and fake phone conversations?

How will it make my daughter feel? Powerless? Angry? Sad? Scared? It’s stressful and depressing to have to acknowledge the underlying threat of violence, especially in a culture that is dedicated to equality for all, a concept predicated on equal and safe access to public space and free speech. Her loss of innocence will have as much to do with the betrayal of this myth of equality and equal access as with understanding her physical vulnerability.

Soraya Chemaly: Street Harassment is Everywhere; What do We Tell Our Daughters? (via heavenearthandhoratio)

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