It’s probably no surprise to anyone much reading this that I’m in favour of the causes behind the various Slutwalk events. I support, in no particular order:
- the right of everyone to wear whatever they want to
- the reclamation of the word ‘slut’, just as so many other derogatory terms have been reclaimed before it
- the right of everyone not to be raped, no matter what
- an end to the wowserism and sexism that currently dominate Australian culture and media
So that’s where I stand. But what troubles me is who doesn’t seem to be standing with me.