SlutWalkers Take Dallas

Organizer Elizabeth Webb, who was interviewed by Hay Ladies! last Friday. // Patrick Michels for the Dallas Observer

I am exceedingly proud to say that Patrick Michels is the most ballerest of ballers balling it up on Unfair Park with his thorough and witty coverage of SlutWalk.

Back at the plaza, speakers took turns at a megaphone to urge a change in a culture that blames victims for their rape because of how they’re dressed, because they’d been drinking or because of some other aspect of their lifestyle. Some told personal stories about how they’d been judged after being raped. Others told the crowd to watch out for the more common, public ways women are judged for how they’re dressed. “If you hear somebody slut-shaming, you call them on it,” said Jeffrey Lawson, speaking in high-heeled boots, a miniskirt and a purple corset.

Read the rest.

About andrea grimes

Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.
This entry was posted in activism, body image, Dallas, feminism, media, news, politics, rape culture, sex industry, sexual assault, street harassment. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s