and will end at the Legislative Buildings at 450 Broadway (1.5 kms)
followed by speakers on the subject of sexual violence including representatives
from Winnipeg group CherryStems, Winnipeg SlutWalk organizers Sam Harris and
Sherrie-Lee Chiarot, with additional speakers.
The Winnipeg organizers have added a slogan:
“SlutWalk: I am not the label you place on me.”
We just ask that you come. Any gender-identification, any age. Singles, couples, parents, sisters, brothers, children, friends. Come walk or roll or strut or holler or stomp with us. This has become a global movement
Last year’s protest march inspired by comments made by Toronto Police officer Michael Sanguinetti has gone global.
Winnipeg will host its second SlutWalk in continued support of the movement against victim-blaming, and to highlight the fact rape is rape, and it is the culture that needs to change, not the behaviour of the victim.
The organizers of the Winnipeg SlutWalk are focused on demonstrating the diversity of experiences and communities this movement galvanizes.
Let us not forget Winnipeg’s own Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar’s comments in a rape case he presided over. “Sex was in the air,” he said, noting the victim was wearing a tube top and no bra, high heels and plenty of makeup. The judge’s victim-blaming comments sparked a protest rally outside the Manitoba Law Courts building, demanding Dewar’s resignation.
For any questions, or if you would like to volunteer, contact SlutWalk.
With sexual assault already a significantly under-reported crime, survivors have now been given even less of a reason to go to the Police, for fear that they could be blamed. Being assaulted isn’t about what you wear; it’s not even about sex; but using a pejorative term to rationalize inexcusable behaviour creates an environment in which it’s okay to blame the victim.
All information used from Slutwalk Toronto's official website
"Slut" is being re-appropriated.
We are tired of being judged by our sexuality and feeling unsafe as a result.