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

I Support SlutWalk Because…

We’re inviting supporters of SlutWalk to tell us why in a simple and visual way that’s easy to understand and easy to share. A member of the SlutWalk Melbourne organising team, Karen Pickering, demonstrates.     This took about a minute

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SlutWalk in context – PM Newton

SlutWalk Melbourne has supporters all over the country and one of our most esteemed friends is the brilliant Sydney crime writer, PM Newton. She wrote this for us to put SlutWalk in the context of other fights for women’s rights.

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Why I Support SlutWalk – Andrew P Street

Andrew P Street is a music writer and broadcaster. A contributing editor at Time Out Australia, his work also appears regularly in Rolling Stone, GQ, The Big Issue, Cosmos, the Sunday Telegraph, TheVine, Daily Life and more. He also has weekly segments on ABC

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Why I Support SlutWalk – Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire is an award-winning author of novels and non-fiction, including Princesses and Pornstars: Sex + Power + Identity and its young adult counterpart, Your Skirt’s Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice. Emily was a speaker at the 2012 Melbourne SlutWalk; this piece is an

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A reflection from SlutWalk Melbourne supporter: Anna Spargo-Ryan (Trigger Warning)

Triggers: sexual assault When I sat down to write this, I thought, “I’ve never been raped. No one has ever had sex with me against my will. If anything, I have to plead with them. What can I add?” But

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Why I March On SlutWalk – Ben McKenzie

In the Australian component of the International Violence Against Women Survey survey, more than half of the nearly 7,000 women surveyed had experienced physical or sexual assault, but less than 16% had reported it. One of the major, consistent reasons

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A Message of Support from Toronto

Dear SlutWalk Melbourne Organizers and Attendees – When SlutWalk began last year, it was a small idea built on anger. Anger at ongoing experiences of sexual violence. Anger at victims being told it was their fault. Anger at words like

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Changing minds

Feminist blogger Drag0nista explains why she has changed her mind and will be supporting SlutWalk: http://dragonistasblog.com/2012/08/29/why-ive-changed-my-mind-about-slutwalk/

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SlutWalk Supporters: Tim Ferguson, Comedian, Writer and Producer

According to his web site, Tim Ferguson is Australia’s number one comedy writing teacher. Oh, and he was in some rock band or anarchic commune or something. Some of us SlutWalkers are big fans, so we’re really excited he offered the following choice

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What SlutWalk Means To Me (Trigger Warning)

When I was fifteen years old I was on school holidays at the coast with a friend’s family. We’d been to a huge party, so big that it spilled down out of the units and onto the beach. There were

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