‘Slut Walks’ in Brazil – How Brazilians Protest Violence Against Women


Everything is so polarized nowadays and language so confusing, what is the surest thing we can depend on to guide us through the dark fog of epic debauchery, moral somnolence, and a collective cultural  insanity? The answer is simple for man an erection, for a women the watery yes that means possibly yes. I am not trying to be a pervert. I think language has been used so much as  divisive to that body painfully obvious body language. I see a woman I like and like that i know exactly how I feel about her. I have a game plan  that has been the same game plan since the dawn of life on the earth. I am gonna buy her a drink or so something I normally wouldn’t to get her attention: smile, wear sexy underwear, put the lotion away.

In a  previous post I created the template for a big holiday 147 years in the future. I decided that to protest the Stop and Frisk Policies, I would on a random day in August stop and frisk a member of the opposite sex armed with only charm and a subway fare. About 147 years later if I do this well enough my ancestors will be able to celebrate Interracial Tolerance Day to honor all the interracial couple who in the dark decided to grind organs for some future person they don’t know or care for. I personally get into interracial relationships to fornicate for people I don’t know distant years into the future that I am not a part of. The key here is that sex sell, but only because everything is is so convoluted,  misconstrued and polluted with political double speak  that it is the only thing that can motivate us to do anything.

The Slut Walks

Several thousand scantily clad women staged boisterous “Slut Walks” in several Brazilian cities Saturday to protest sexual violence against women. With horns, drums, chants and placards denouncing sexism, nearly 3,000 took to the streets in Brasilia, the nation’s capital, according to organizers and police.

In Rio de Janeiro, organizers said nearly 1,000 women and men brandishing placards calling for the decriminalization of abortion and an end to machismo took part in the walk, although police put the figure at 400. Abortion in Brazil can only be legally performed if the woman’s life is in danger or if the pregnancy is the result of rape.

In Sao Paulo, police said the “Slut Walk” drew at least 700 women, many wearing lingerie, mini-skirts and blouses with revealing necklines. They included representatives of various feminist, lesbian and transgender groups.

I am all for women’s rights.  It’s my hope in time politics can become more open-minded and based more in common sense. Slut Walk was first held in Toronto last year after a police officer caused outrage by stating that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized” during a speech to university students. I was offended by that statement because it assert ed subtly that men cannot control themselves. They are like animals in that once a woman is dressed a certain way they have to react with violence, aggression or forced sexual congress.

I find it odd that the victims are penalized not the perpetrator. That’s a newer trend I see more and more in American Politics. I kind of think it’s used as a dismissive tool and a means to shirk responsibility. The poor being poor is their own fault is a perfect example. Its unfortunate to add that women getting raped according to some politician is their own fault.

Tell me what you Think…

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2 comments

  1. Nice post. I’ve never understood the logic of telling women not to dress a certain way. I agree with you that it makes it sound like men can’t control themselves. A rapist is a rapist regardless of what anyone is wearing. Women never deserve anything based on how they dress. But, then again, there are millions of people in our country who dinosaurs weren’t real. Go figure.

    America is so sexually repressed it’s sick. Maybe if we educated our children better about their bodies, they might understand how to handle a woman in a sexy outfit.

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    • I really do feel and agree with you and honest education on sex will help the situation. When You repress natural urges they find weird subversive outlets that are sometimes more dangerous or more of a threat than if they were given a normal vehicle of expression

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