[image: Twitter screencap from @SlutwalkLondon: “5,516 sluts attending @SlutwalkLondon on 4th June! This is getting huge… the amount of press has been amazing. Thanks, sluts!”].
Okay now this is prettyyyy problematic. I assumed that Slutwalk was about fighting rape culture and removing the stigma of sexual promiscuity (or anything else that results in the slur). I was going to lend my support for sex-positivity as an asexual person, despite the recent controversies over race and trans* erasure.
But the idea of calling everyone who attends a hardly reclaimed slur is deeply problematic. The march is open to all, and not everyone is a self-identified ‘slut’. Rape survivors who want to attend in protest of rape culture may not wish to be called ‘slut’ by the organisers.
This tweet is not only inaccurate, for a march that includes unaffected allies, but offensive to the people who do not wish to reclaim the word.
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- bitemebeautiful said: Obviously, as you say, reclaiming a slur requires a certain amount of privilege. Some people aren’t able to do it, are I really wish the organisers would recognise this. I want to love slutwalk so much but I wish they’d stop with this!
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