18 Sep '11, 10pm

Why I Took My Sons To A SlutWalk

Why I Took My Sons To A SlutWalk

On Saturday, I took my sons Joey (12) and Ben (10) to Cape Town’s first ever SlutWalk. In case you haven’t heard about them, SlutWalk protest marches were started in Canada earlier this year in response to a Toronto Police officer’s pronouncement that “women should avoid dressing like sluts” in order not to be raped . They have since become a global phenomenon . I’ll be honest, the boys didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity and would happily have spent the rest of the day playing their computer game, but after we talked about it for a bit, they agreed to come along. I felt it was important for them to experience a SlutWalk because it might help them to understand: • that women have the right to wear whatever they want – however “suggestive,” “revealing” or “provocative” it may be – without fear of being raped; • that rape and violence against women are huge problems in So...

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