Slutwalk 2011

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A Canadian police officer started it all 

On January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave shocking insight into the Force’s view of sexual assault by stating: “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”.


Women, quite understandably, were annoyed at this as this is a view that should have died a long, long time ago. The view that a woman dressing in a provocative manner would provide a man with an excuse to rape the woman should have died when Susan Brownmiller came out with "Against Our Will " back in 1975.

 

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What Brownmiller pointed was that while "sex" and "rape" are physically similar, they aren't the same thing at all. Whether or not a woman is physically attractive (i.e., "sexy") has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not a cruel person may wish to rape her. Brownmiller then cited several instances where young children and grandmothers (i.e., females who would be rated as "not at all sexy") were raped. "Sex" is a process involving mutual consent and the giving and getting of both physical and emotional pleasure. "Rape" involves bullying and forcing someone to do what they do not wish to do.

 

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Unfortunately, since the election of the Tea Party Republicans, we've seen Congress and the states pass a whole raft of anti-women measures centering around sexual issues. "Of the movement's dozen favored candidates for U.S. Senate, all are anti-abortion, and five oppose it even in sinerji notebook tamiri cases of rape and incest." And yeah, supposedly the Tea Party was all about fiscal issues. Ha, ha, ha! So much for the suckers who thoughtthat!

 

The real problem with the Norweigian mass-murdering terrorist  Biletbayisi ucuz ucak bileti yurtdışı ekonomik  Andres Breivik was not so much that he was a "lone wolf" or that he was a really strange, fringey, far-out figure with weird, way-out beliefs, but that his beliefs were firmly in the mainstream of the current American right-wing blogosphere. 

 

This whole thing is a reminder that while secular types think of feminism's relationship with sexual liberation as complicated, as far as the Christian right is concerned, nedir feminism is a movement that exists solely to make it hard for conservative men to marry and make babies with submissive virgins.

 

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Daily Kos started a regular weekly feature: This Week in the War on Women.  This week, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is the guy that the current Democratic Party felt they had to have, for, y'know, diversity's sake.

 

This week, when the world was aflurry with talk of debt ceilings, financial collapse and 9.2 percent unemployment, Senator Casey found time altın avı oyunu to introduce at least two bills seeking to further restrict women's access to safe, legal abortion.  Just for good measure.

 

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Ms. Magazine was upset about the War on Women: 

The plan zeroes out funding for the 40-year-old Title X family-planning program. That popular program, which has historically had strong bipartisan support, provides five million women with access to contraception and family-planning services each year through local clinics. webmaster Ironically, it achieves several cherished Republican goals–reducing teen pregnancy and abortions–while saving $4 for every $1 spent by saving on social services such as Medicaid payouts for pregnancy-related and newborn care.

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Good speakers! They had strong views and expressed them well. Good day overall.