April 23, 2015 in Commentary
The Slut Walk 2015 season is here. This means scantily clad women parading in the streets chanting “yes means yes!” and all the while pretending to be victims of supposed rape culture. It’s the same old song and dance (even though they do it anew every year) of “muh sexual freedoms” and reductio ad Patriarchy.
On January 24, 2011, Toronto Police Constable Michael Sanguinetti said, ” …Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”
Sanguinetti’s abrasive advice is what started Slut Walk, and for the record I’m glad that we have men and women speaking out against rape culture in response to him. I’ve heard worse advice on how to prevent rape, but it’s important to recognize that rape culture didn’t just spring up out of nowhere. Read the rest of this entry →