Posted by: Chasy | 19/05/2011

Why women don’t speak up and why we need SlutWalk

The reason women don’t speak up:

– Because their abusers tell them it’s their fault

– Because the people around them don’t speak up. Silence speaks volumes.

– Because the people around them try to justify to themselves the actions of their friend who is abusive, telling the victim, “Oh, you antagonise each other…” “You know he’s like that…”

– Because the people around them try to find aspects of the abuse or attack that they can control, so they can protect themselves and others. “Well, if you weren’t drunk/wearing that skirt/at that party/didn’t do things to upset him…”

– Because the people around them try to justify their own guilt by blaming the victim.

Because you do those things, we end up with tragedies like this.

And this is why we need a SlutWalk. It’s not just about dressing in skimpy clothes (though, quite frankly, I will thoroughly enjoy myself while I do). It’s about stopping victim blaming, using the term ‘slut’ to remind you that, slut or not, nobody deserves abuse or sexual violence.

See The Red Pill Survival Guide as a good example as to why changing what you wear is not going to stop an assault of a sexual nature.

Blame the perpetrator, not the victim. Stop trying to justify the abuse to yourself, because there is NEVER an excuse. The more you keep trying, the more excuses you give the perpetrator.

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