OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Tuesday, April 8

#6270

QUESTION: What do people think of Slutwalk?

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  1. I think it's pretty dumb,

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  2. While I agree with the message that rape is rape regardless of a person's outfit, level of intoxication, and whatnot, I am not sure it is the most effective way of sending the message.
    I feel the people who really need to hear the message will just gawk or laugh at the event.

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  3. The coordinators of the Women's centre are rude.

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  4. Were there any attractive girls there? I saw the posters but with the internet, tits aren't really enough of a novelty even for someone on a dry spell.

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  5. http://www.omguw.com/2014/04/17964.html
    13c
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    all sum it up pretty well

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  6. sluts gonna sloot

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  7. I was sitting inside SLC while everyone was gathering outside for the slutwalk. Two girls walked by me and one of them questioned the other about the gathering. Her response: "I think it's for gay pride or something."

    Although I love the idea behind the slutwalk, I don't think it was executed or advertised properly since people got the wrong idea.

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  8. I think it does a complete disservice to women's issues. See 13n in 5's link for reasons.

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    1. Part of what they said was that workshops about consent don't do anything because people already know rape is bad.

      yeah... Except for the studies that show that such educational programs or even simply posters like the "don't be that guy" ones in vancouver/ edmonton actually reduce rape

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    2. I was disagreeing with mandatory workshops, not posters. Personally I think that mandatory workshops would hinder the cause because of the "mandatory" part. We don't have mandatory anti-theft or anti-violence workshops, so it just doesn't make sense. And when people feel forced into something they develop an animosity towards it. I never disagreed with posters, and in fact I think that's a much better alternative to obligatory workshops or "slutwalk", especially because they're making an effort to highlight all sides of the issue (like having a gay couple or a "don't be that girl") without forcing it on people or using shock tactics.

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    3. "Dont be that girl" highlights all sides of an issue? what? have you seen them? do you even know what is being talked about?

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    4. How about making an argument rather than mindlessly insulting?
      I HAVE in fact seen the posters that I just referred to. They are talking about rape (wow, surprise, surprise).
      And how is this possibly a bad thing? Are you proposing that men don't also get raped? I personally know a boy who was raped by a creepy girl in high school who STILL thinks it was okay. It emotionally scarred him, he is embarrassed to even talk about it, he sees a counsellor about it, but this girl thinks that she was justified in what she did because apparently boys can't be raped. This is another side of the issue that simply "don't be that guy" does not address. Rape is not only about women. You are not only the victim, but you can be the perpetrator as well.

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    5. Actually these posters have nothig to do with men being raped, spend like one second doig reseach plz. Feminists ibviously acknowledge men can be raped and its just as bad for them. Slutwalk isnt just about saying women can be sexual, its about saying evrryone has a right to say no and yes and have those answers equally respected regardless of sex/gender.

      Fyi, those dont be that girl posters are tellibg women not to accuse men of rape. Many of them have a tagline that says "just because you were drunk, doesnt mean it was rape". This is not the other side of the story, its just more denying that rape happens to anyone.

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  9. I don't want my shit stolen, so I lock my doors.

    You don't wanna be a target for rapists, don't dress like a fucking slut. It's not victim blaming, its common sense (which feminist cunts don't have).

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    1. I agree that it's common sense to take preventative measures, however I don't think that's an excuse to start attacking the victim when someone gets raped. If you got your things stolen from your car, of course you should have locked it, but you leaving it open in no way changes the severity of the other person's actions. The other person is still at fault, and would only have stolen from someone else if you did lock your car. Locking your car protects you, but doesn't stop the criminal from committing their crime on the next person.
      I think that it's A OK to educate girls on what they can do to protect themselves, but it's not okay to suggest that someone's rape case be looked at any less seriously because they weren't planning on being attacked that day. You wouldn't throw someone's theft case out because they left their car unlocked, would you?
      Not to mention that you could say the same thing about murder victims. What the hell did they think they were doing walking around with their vital organs all exposed and vulnerable like that? Don't they know how tempting it is for a killer to see exposed flesh? I don't want to get murdered, so I wear chain mail any time I go outdoors.

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    2. Also, consider whether you would say the same thing to a guy. Guys get raped too. If you heard about a man that was running around shirtless and in shorts that got knocked out, dragged somewhere and raped, would your first response be "he shouldn't have been dressed so slutty"?

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    3. Bodily autonomy is not the same thing as a car or an object. They are a person. A metaphor with inanimate objects does not apply, and it's disrespectful.

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    4. Once again people who support it miss the fucking point. These cunts make up their own problems.

      NOBODY blames rape victims, except feminist cunts who want something to feel important about.

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    5. nobody blames rape victims....plz read the other comments before you reply. telling women that how they dress forces men to rape them says a) that men dont generally think rape is bad or their fault and b) that victims are to blame, not rapists.

      womens bodies are not valuables. rape is not theft. you are violating someone, not taking their things.

      additionally there is no proof at all that how women dress/dance/behave incites rape. especially when considering that most sexual assaults happen between people who know each other. so dont tell me no one blames victims or excuses men or that men dont think rape is okay while defending rapists blaming victims and denying rape culture.

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    6. 10d HA. Ha. ha. Ok. Read the comment section here, the comment section that was linked above, and then reconsider. Also, using "cunt" as a derogatory term is disrespectful. Refrain from unnecessary profanities and name-calling if you want your opinion to hold even partial ground. It's petty.

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    7. Basically you're saying men are just slaves to their sex drives. That they literally do not have the brains or self-control to forcibly have sex with a girl because she shows a little skin. The slutwalk wasn't just about girls being able to dress as provocatively as they want, it was also about saying that men aren't slaves to their sex drive and should have the self control to not have sex with every girl they see some cleavage on.

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  10. They can dress however they want. But I will look at them however I want.

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    1. Reinforcing the point, I see.

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  11. I was confused by the statement from Co-coordinator Erin Perri, who said that she thought it wasn't surprising that there's a lot of rape culture on campus "considering we are a STEM school". This statement was in the Imprint, which is why I can quote it to any degree at all.

    I don't understand the connection. What's the relation between being a STEM school and rape culture?

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    1. There is none. Looks are everything to girls. STEM means we have a lot of creepy guys.

      If an attractive guy hits on a girl, she is aroused and goes home with him.
      If a creep hits on a girl, he is a creepy rapist because he is ugly.

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    2. The rape culture is propagated by girls exactly like erin.

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    3. Yes, im sure their attractiveness, as opposed to the fact that there are more men than women on campus, was what she meant. thanks for that.
      Naturally attractiveness plays a part in peoples responses to things. Doesnt make them less creepy. Same way men respond pretty horribly to women they are not attracted to even being around them.

      No one says men who hit on women are rapists if women arent attracted to them....i mean...if the girl isnt attracted to them and rapes her bc she doesnt get "aroused and goes home with him", then sure, he is a rapist.

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    4. 12c. If that's the case, then what link do you think she's trying to draw between there being more men on campus and rape culture? Surely there being more men doesn't necessarily equate to a stronger culture of violence against women?

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    5. rape culture exists regardless of the amount of men on campus-however, if there are more men than women, there is likely to be less support for women only or women positive spaces. additionally, of course where there are more men there is more emphasis placed on certain kinds of masculinity. men push each other into performing certain kinds of masculinity often more than women do. it does create a bit of alienating culture on campus for women, especially feminists. look at the comments here and on the other thread for proof of that

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    6. The relation is that STEM fields, which are disproportionately male, tend to have a very sexist culture. I'm sure many women can testify... my friends sure have. The coordinator claims that the idea of rape culture follows.

      You can argue all you want, but I've lived in Silicon Valley, and it is no women's paradise.

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    7. As a woman in engineering I can definitely attest to there being a macho attitude in the more male dominated fields. After a while derogatory comments start to be thrown around and it breeds a bad culture. I'm not saying that my class is full of rapists, my class is full of lovely people but there is definitely a degree of sexism and that's what rape culture starts with

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