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Messages of support from those who are, or would be, marching with us.

Why I Slutwalk : Stella

I had to leave work to calm myself down today. A female colleague said: “I tell my daughter (who is eighteen) that, if she is going to wear tight clothing, she deserves whatever she gets.” I paused. Was this woman,

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Why I Slutwalk : Kiara

I am here because when my mother was dragged off the streets on her way home from work and raped, the first question she was asked by the police and her own mother was: “what were you wearing?” I am

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Why I Slutwalk: Lauren

When I was about 12 years of age, I knew I was different to ‘normal’ boys- I realized that I liked other boys. So I went online to find answers to questions I didn’t even know yet. Very early on, I

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Why I Slutwalk: Jessamy Gleeson

Because young white men still feel the need to tell me how I can best run SlutWalk more effectively, so it includes more men. Because there are so many other privileged voices in society – in the media, in academia

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Why I Slutwalk, 2015: Lisa Dib

In the lead-up to last year’s march, I discussed the personal reasons behind my passion for and involvement in Slutwalk, and there issues we march for. I told of one true morning that shaped my ideas around victim-blaming and slut-shaming,

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Why do you support SlutWalk?

Why do you support SlutWalk? Here are some of the fantastic responses we’ve received from our supporters about why they’ll be marching on Sunday! Remember, you’re welcome to share your message of support with us at any time!  

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Why I support SlutWalk – Michelle’s story

Before we share this important story with you, it’s important to note a trigger warning for the content below – in particular, for rape and assault. This story was shared with us from Michelle Temminghoff, a SlutWalk supporter. We’d like

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Why I support SlutWalk: A story from Lisa Dib

Before we share this important story with you, it’s important to note a trigger warning for the content below – in particular, for rape and assault. This story was shared with us from Lisa Dib, one of the organisers of

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Why I Support SlutWalk – Jessica Lee

This is from SlutWalk supporter Jessica Lee. I’m a married, suburban housewife, and mother to two children, and I support slutwalk. I support slutwalk because… I want my daughter to be able to assertively tell strangers that approach her that

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A story of slut shaming

The following story was submitted by a friend of SlutWalk Melbourne who, for reasons which will become obvious, wishes to remain anonymous. It’s a reminder of how destructive a negative attitude towards female sexuality can be, how slut shaming can

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