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TOPIC: Amber Rose Slut Walk

Amber Rose Slut Walk 02 Oct 2016 14:42 #10416

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On October 1st, 2016 Amber Rose held her second annual “Amber Rose Slut Walk” in Downtown Los Angeles. The purpose of the Slut Walk is to hold an event that will help raise awareness about rape culture, gender inequality, and sexual injustices. It also helps give marginalized groups a voice, a safe space, and entertainment. The Slut Walk does not tolerate violence, abusive language, homophobia, sexism, or any type of bigotry. Also, it gives people who are uneducated about these topics the opportunity to open their minds and see how bigotry negatively impacts a large group of people who are underrepresented in the world.

While the Slut Walk has been successful two years in a row, there are still many people who are against the idea and believe that the Slut Walk is negatively influencing people. These people fail to be empathetic towards the struggle other people. Along with this reason, I also believe that people seem to have a big problem with women using their own sexuality to empower themselves. People have no problem when men use women's’ sexuality to make money and pleasure themselves, but when women use their own sexuality to empower themselves, it’s a problem. Generally, the people who show their resentment for this event are bigots, racists, sexists, homophobic, or maybe a mixture of all four.

The Amber Rose Slut Walk is a very important event. Not only is it an awareness walk, but it is also a safe space for marginalized groups to find entertainment in a safe space, a place for many to share or hear their story, a place that provides breast exam registration, voter registration, and much more. I believe that people who are against the Slut Walk are completely confused. Many people believe that their experiences are universal. They believe that “if they haven’t went through it, it doesn’t happen”. I believe that many people want to see this event fail, because they somehow benefit from the violence, bigotry, sexism, and rape culture that this event is trying very hard to fight against.
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Amber Rose Slut Walk 09 Oct 2016 13:12 #10491

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When I first read the title of your post, I was expecting to see a negative reaction as I usually see whenever Slut Walk is talked about. I'm glad that you're posting about it because I think there are huge misconceptions about it.

It's a shame that people refuse to see the message behind this walk, even when it's being plainly explained. Slut Walk was a response to law enforcement blaming rape victims by asking "well what were you wearing?". It doesn't matter what she was wearing. Rape victims can wear mini skirts, pantsuits, jeans, or diapers. It doesn't matter. They're all innocent victims.

The point of Slut Walk is that there should be no excuse to rape a woman or blame her for her attacker's actions. We still have a strong bias against "slutty women" in our society. I have seen a lot of people say "this is stupid, attention-seeking, and over dramatic", which oddly enough is what a lot of rape victims hear when they come forward and ask for help. Women participate in slut walk to show that no matter how someone dresses, they deserve safety and respect.

I see it as daring people to confront their deeply ingrained hatred for "sluts" and ask themselves why we are putting so much focus on criticizing women's bodies when we should be focusing on improving our laws regarding rape and sexual assault.
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Amber Rose Slut Walk 04 Nov 2016 18:55 #10810

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hi i love amber rose, and i also like like what her slut walk represents. I am all for women embracing their sexuality, and not being afraid to talk about it, but still believe women should respect themselves. I think maybe other woman who have multiple sex partners, and don't even care if their taken or in a marriage are using this as a way to defend themselves. Like i just ruined a marriage, but please don't slut shame me. I think every women should engage in responsible and respectful sexual activity, and that they shouldn't be talked down on because they talk about sex. I just don't like when women don't know how to respect themselves, and let every man touch them, and without even knowing the man. They go at risk of having STD'S or they go at risk of being treated as only a sexual OBJECT. I don't know, but i think the woman who are being "slut shamed" isn't because they embrace their sexuality, but instead it's because they do it in a way that shows they do not respect themselves. I also wouldn't brand someone a slut simply because of the way they dress. I am also definitely against rape, and molestation. We need to think how the victims who suffer from this usually end up having multiple sexual partners because they have low self-esteem, and we ca not embrace that. I don't like when women only use sex to identify themselfs instead of letting the world know about their inner self, and their intelligence. Woman empowerment, and gender equality is when we show them all that we are more than a sexual object to the world.
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