Sexploration with Monika – Slut Walk: Power, Sex, & Consent Culture

You’ve probably heard the question, “But what was she wearing?” Or “Why was she in his room?” when someone talks about rape. Why are we blaming the victim and not talking about the choice of the rapist to force sex? A police officer even said during a safety presentation in a law school in Toronto that to remain safe, “women should avoid dressing like sluts.” When thousands of people showed up to protest in front of the Toronto police department in 2011, the SlutWalk feminist movement began. Since then, SlutWalk marches have spread throughout the United States, Berlin, India, Morocco, Singapore and all over globe. Join us as we celebrate slut-positivity and consent culture at San Francisco’s Slut Walk 2012. We’ll talk to Tommi Avicolli Mecca about Stonewall and the Gay Liberation Front of the 1970’s and the connection between violence against transgender persons and slut-shaming. As we discuss how to stop rape, we’ll also talk about issues for sex-workers, particularly a new law about human trafficking. You’d think that a law claiming to protect victims of human sex trafficking would be supported by sex workers, like Maxine Doogan, the founder of the Erotic Service Provider Legal, Educational and Research Project. You will be shocked when you hear the horrible fine print in this law, as Maxine talks about how sex-workers are abused by police and explains that Prop 35 makes sex workers even more vulnerable. You don’t even have to BE a slut to appreciate living in a slut-positive world. Jadelynn Stall, one of the organizers of SlutWalk SF Bay, deconstructs how social power and sexual power are affected by blaming the victim, slut-shaming, and infantilizing the rapist – and how we can speak out, claiming our right to safety no matter where we are, what we’re doing, or what clothes we’re wearing, if we’re sluts and even if we’re not sluts.

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