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Today is SlutWalk Toronto. I’m not there for a whole hoax of reasons, but some day I will be. I found myself thinking of the speech I gave at SlutWalk Winnipeg in 2012. There is so much more that I wish I could have said back then, and even more that I’d add to it..

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In September of 2012, I made a speech at SlutWalk Winnipeg. The speech was about a lot of things, not least of all my experiences with victim-blaming. I spoke about hot the perpetrator blamed me (because my “body language was asking for it”). I spoke about how law enforcement blamed me (because “my social media..

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            SlutWalk is a movement that was started after Constable Michael Sanguinetti told students at York University, in Toronto, Canada, that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”  The recent attack on a young woman on a bus in Dahli reminds us why events such as SlutWalk are important.            ..

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This is an awesome speech from SlutWalk by Chandra Mayor.  Hello, and thank you. Thank you for inviting me to speak, and thank you for believing that you want to hear what I’m going to say; thank you for listening. This is an immense privilege. And an immense responsibility. And to tell you the truth,..

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1 in 3 females, and 1 in 6 males, experience sexual assault before the age of 18.  78% of the time, the perpetrator is somebody who the victim knows and trusts.  Both of these statistics hold true for the first time I was sexually assaulted.  Five years ago, I might have used these statistics to..

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I had hopes of “waiting until marriage”.  That moment during the first dance when you can say, “I can’t wait for tonight”.  That was my dream. In the Summer of 2004, at 14 years old, my reality became something completely different.  I was no longer going to wait until marriage; but it wasn’t my choice…

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