We're Talking SlutWalking
Jun 15 , 2015
Do you feel it?
Do you hear it?
Just turn on the radio. It’s there.
From Taking Back The Night to SlutWalking around town, many women are going against the grain and claiming their right to freely express themselves whenever and wherever they feel like it. …and theoretically, so they should.
But, according to a Good Housekeeping article, going "against the grain" increases the possibility of irritation, nicks, and cuts. So... they were talking about shaving but, it applies to social views in general, don’t you think?
One of those sore points seems to be victim-blaming. That’s when we hold the victim responsible or partially responsible for a wrongful act committed upon them. Of course, it goes without saying that many women’s rights activists are passionately opposed to holding the victim accountable…but at what cost?
I believe the word “victim” by definition implies “no fault”.. But, wouldn’t it be prudent , regardless of sex, to do anything in one’s power to ensure one’s safety…and if that means, covering up or walking in twos, what is wrong with that?
Sure, the feminist slogan “Don’t tell me what to wear. Teach Men Not To Rape” has merit. But I don’t believe it’s a carte blanche to throw caution to the wind.
victim blaming /
Claudette Barnes /