What is a SlutWalk?
We are here to unite behind the simple idea that there is never an excuse for rape. We are here to unite against the naming and shaming of victims. We are here to unite against the idea that a women can be blamed for rape if she was wearing a miniskirt. Consent is not negotiable.
The participants at Slutwalk are ordinary people, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters – people who believe in the vision of an equal society. Some dress provocatively to emphasize the absurdity of much of society’s view on the issue, others dress in normal work or casual clothes in solidarity. We are asking you to join us for SlutWalk Johannesburg to make a unified statement about sexual assault and victims’ rights and to demand respect for all. Any gender-identification, any age. Singles, couples, parents, sisters, brothers, children, friends. Come walk or roll or strut or holler or stomp with us. This has become a global movement, with satellites happening all over the world. Help make our voices heard in Jozi.
SlutWalk Jozi is affiliated with the #isaidno project. If you have been the victim of sexual assault, visit us here and tell us your story. Only by breaking the silence can we start making a difference.Read more »
25 August 2012
10:30 – 13:00
Speeches at 11:00
Walk begins at 11:30
Beginning at Zoo Lake Country Club
Please note that parking is limited and will cost R10 per car – please try to carpool.
Accept the invite to the Facebook event to get notified as details are confirmed.
Download a copy of the route map.
Note: there will be a rest stop. If you feel you can’t walk the full route, email the organisers and we’ll let you know where to meet the group halfway.
SlutWalk is a non-profit movement, but we’ve incurred some serious costs setting this up. If you can spare even R50 as a donation to make sure we can make the day great, please head on over to the Donate page. Thank you!Read more »
SWs in the News
Already, the debate about SlutWalk in South Africa has begun. Here are some articles that have recently been published:
“Girl, 5, raped 3 times” in WireNews
“Watch Videos from the 2011 SlutWalk” on Youtube
“A chance for us to reclaim our dignity” in TimesLive
“I’m with the Sluts” on Women24
“SlutWalk Cape Town” from Anita’s Storify
“Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba’s Twitter Storm” from Jannie Momberg’s Storify
“SlutWalk Reaches South Africa” in Examiner
“SlutWalk Comes to Jozi” in TimesLIVE
“Let’s do the SlutWalk Again” in All4Women.co.za
“SlutWalk to Strut into SA” in IOL
“SlutWalk SA? No Way!” in AfricanScene.co.za
“SlutWalk Hopes to Highlight Rape Problem” in The New Age
“SlutWalk Protest Marches to South Africa” in Howzit MSN News
“Slut” in Mahala
“I Will be Doing the SlutWalk” in AngelsMindRead more »