If nothing comes up there, there still might be something up and coming. Google “SlutWalk” + Your City to see if there is something in the works.
If nothing shows up, go to SlutWalk Toronto’s Satellite page again, scroll the bottom and read through their guidelines. If you agree to those terms, e-mail them (email@example.com), and one of the lovely people associated with their walk will tell you exactly what you need to know to become affiliated and promoted by them.
I would be very interested in helping in any way I can but I can't find any in my region and I was wondering if you would know if there was a main website so I could find one that is scheduled near me.
A lot of people are asking me, "Why call it a 'SlutWalk'?"
"Can’t you call it something else?" / "Wouldn’t it be more appropriate if you used a non offensive term?"
The whole movement started because of the word “slut”. A few months ago, a representative of the Toronto police force said “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”.
A few things are being implied here. Sexually active/promiscuous women = sluts and by dressing like/being a “slut”, you are partly at fault if you are raped. It has been taught through media and culture that dressing like a slut = consent. The word slut has been used through time to make people feel ashamed or dirty for engaging in sex for pleasure or for work.
We are reclaiming slut because we’ve had enough of victims being blamed for sexual assault because of what we wear, what we look like, how intoxicated or sober we are, and simply for existing. We are taking a stance against rape culture and as a sign from SlutWalk Toronto said it best, “Society teaches us ‘don’t get raped’ rather than ‘don’t rape.’”