Just over a month ago, Toronto hosted the world’s first “Slutwalk” against sexual violence. Since then, the Slutwalk movement has grown exponentially, and dozens of satellite marches across the globe have taken place or are in the planning stages.
I wrote a post last month called Standing with the Sluts (so far, my most-linked piece of 2011) And I’m proud to be part of the steering committee that’s bringing a Slutwalk to Los Angeles! Our Facebook page is here and our “event” page is here.
We’re gathering in West Hollywood Park on Saturday, June 4, at 12 noon. We’re marching to reclaim a word, we’re marching to declare zero tolerance for harassment and sexual abuse, we’re marching in defense of the basic notion that whatever women wear and whomever they sleep with, they are entitled to dignity and respect in public and in private.
I’ll be among the speakers at “SlutWalk LA”, or SWLA as we’re abbreviating it. Please come and join us (or look up a satellite Slutwalk if you’re elsewhere).