Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sluts of Tucson Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 5:01 PM

The SlutWalk is a worldwide protest march that is all about reclaiming the word slut, combating rape culture and taking solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. Tucson's 2018 chapter of the walk hit the sidewalks of Downtown Tucson on the evening Nov. 5th.

According to The Guardian, The movement started in 2011 in Toronto, in response to a cop, Michael Sanguinetti, said: "I've been told I'm not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized."

This year's walk was organized by the UA's Women & Gender Resource Center (WGRC) and Feminists Organized to Resist, Create and Empower (FORCE). The march began from UA's Old Main and ended with a closing ceremony at the Rialto.

"We thought it was especially important this year with the #Metoo movement. Throughout every single march we have been tried to create a safe place and a place to speak out," said Lilly Cain, who helped organize the march. "We want it to be seen and known that we should be able to be safe in these streets, no matter how we dress. It shouldn't matter what time of day or night it is. We should not have to be surrounded by a crowd to feel safe in our own space, in our own bodies."

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