Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Slut Walk London

I was at Damansara Uptown to attend the Phoenix Toastmasters meeting. I thought Anna Chin was joking when she requested that I help her to take on the ASA role – but clearly she wasn’t because I did my part to welcome members and guests to last evening’s meeting. A simple job really.



Images credit: http://www.tntmagazine.com/tnt-today/archive/2011/06/13/Slutwalk-London_2C00_-Sydney_2C00_-Mexico-City-_2D00_-pictures.aspx

Five thousand women took part in a so-called Slut Walk in London on Saturday, insisting that they should be able to wear as much or as little as they like without facing sexual harassment by men. The colorful march saw most people wearing everyday clothing but some wore provocative outfits as they marched from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square.

The London march kicked off behind a banner reading "Slut Walk London: because we've had enough". Others carried placards reading "It's a dress, not a yes"; "Women against rape"; "No means no" and "Hijabs, hoodies, hotpants, our bodies, our choices".


For background info on this protest movement, check out my blog posting dated May 16, 2011.

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