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.