Links: May 10, 2011

10 May

This will be a special “Slut Walk” edition of links. Cuz I’m topical like that.

Woman On A Journey: “‘The sluttier the better’-that’s what men think, anyway”

Guardian: “SlutWalk is not sexual liberation” by Gail Dines & Wendy Murphy

RMott: “The Ultimate Slut”

EasilyRiled: “Slut-Walk. Sigh.”

I Blame the Patriarchy: “Toronto activists take back the slut”

Video from “The Agenda”, featuring Gail Dines (35 minutes).

Audio from “World Have Your Say”, also featuring Gail Dines. Listen online or download the mp3 (download only available for 1 week). Big ol’ trigger warning for victim blaming from (especially from callers and other people who sent in comments to the show).

12 Responses to “Links: May 10, 2011”

  1. nuclearnight May 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    SlutWalk debate w/ my commentary:

    They also read my tweet at Jessica Valenti on world have your say which was vindicating because she of course just ignored it.

    I’m glad in a lot of ways that this is enabling us to get our perspectives out there. Thanks fun-fems!

    • lishra May 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

      Yeah, I caught that “Tweet from Terri Strange” thing and was all, “WHOA! Did I just hear that?” Nice job. I saw folks live tweeting the show this morning, but I had to leave for class. I did have enough time, though, to unfollow Jaclyn Friedman after she said that Gail Dines hates men and that rapists aren’t “average men”. Bull to the shit.

  2. rmott62 May 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    Thanks – this is so re-traumasing.

  3. womononajourney May 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Can’t wait to check out the new (to me) Gail Dines audio. Other slut-critical links:

    YouTube video by ProFeminist men on why reclaiming “slut is a bad strategy:

    The F Word Piece by Megan Murphy

    • lishra May 14, 2011 at 11:20 am #

      Thanks for the additional links!

  4. lishra May 14, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Here’s another post against the idea of SlutWalk…

    Aura Blogando at To the Curb: “A Stroll Through White Supremacy”

  5. womononajourney May 26, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Yet another really great article:

    • lishra May 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

      Great find! Thanks for sharing it here.

  6. Eleutheria June 25, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    I was looking up the founder of Slut Walk, Sonya JF Barnett, and discovered what “already working with assertive people and expressing their sexuality through art” actually meant. She founded bondage art classes, that she named them ~The Keyhold Sessions~ because sex is kinky and naughty and dark and taboo and secret and voyeuristic and you watch it (potentially non-consensually) through the keyhole, got it?


    Yawn. So fucking yawn.

    P.S. Well that does explain why this person didn’t consider once that “slut” might be triggering, considering it’s the sort of person who’d go “OMG MY ~ART~ CANNOT POSSIBLY BE POLICED BY CENSORSHIP “TRIGGER WARNINGS” STOP POLICING MY POSTMODERN EXPRESSION AND IDENTITY YOU SEX-NEGATIVE SEX-HATING FUNDAMENTALIST FRIGID PRUDE”.


  1. But prostitution is empowering! (Oh really? Go spread your legs then). « A place for everywomon - May 17, 2011

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