SlutWalk 2013

KOB4 (Albuquerque, NM) Posted at: 04/12/2013 – “Slutwalk 2013 has a name that may grab attention, but organizers hope that the serious issue it represents will keep that attention.

Slutwalk started in Toronto in 2011 after a Canadian police officer said that if women wanted to avoid getting raped, they should stop “dressing like sluts.”

The idea was to redirect attention from victim blaming to concrete, preventative solutions.

“It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing,” organizer Bianca Villani said. “It doesn’t matter how you express your sexuality, it doesn’t matter what community you’re in, the color of your skin — nobody deserves or asks to be raped.”

CNM and UNM are jumping on board this year with a walk starting at 9 a.m. Saturday (April 13th) at the north lot of The Pit.

At 10:30 a.m. they’ll hold a community fair for people to learn about sexual assault in the community and ways to prevent sexual violence.

The event isn’t just for college students; organizers say its crucial for everyone to get involved.

“Everybody is affected by sexual violence,” Villani said. “This isn’t an isolated issue, this is something that affects men and women, children and adults, and we need to stop silencing this topic and start talking about it.”

 

One Billion Rising!

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.

ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY

ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.

What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

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When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2013, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness. Dancing insists we take up space. It has no set direction but we go there together. It’s dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive. It breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere at anytime with anyone and everyone. It’s free. No corporation can control it. It joins us and pushes us to go further. It’s contagious and it spreads quickly. It’s of the body. It’s transcendent…

By being a part of One Billion Rising we will all discover our solidarity and the scope of this issue. We will come to know that ending violence against women is as important as ending poverty, or Aids or global warming. We will come to see that it is not a local issue or particular to any culture or religion or village or age. We will come to see what is possible. When One Billion bodies rise and dance on 14 February 2013, we will join in solidarity, purpose and energy and shake the world into a new consciousness…

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Rick Santorum & The *Gift* of Rape

When I first watched this clip, my mind started spinning about 10,000 miles an hour and very few of the words that swirled around were pleasant or appropriate to use in public. I started trying to write some type of cohesive response & article about this but after tossing out 50 failed attempts, I’ve decided to just post the video and let Rick Santorum’s words stand on their own…