This is quite a discussion on the topic. Read away.
I actually agreed with the initial comments the guy said about dressing provocatively. If I worked in an Office and a woman dressed like a slag, then I or my coworkers had a good look, we'd be reprimanded. However as a male, if women stare at me and make comments (which does happen, guys I'm sure you know) then we wouldn't be such a pussy and complain or file for sexual harrasment. A woman I worked with used to come in wearing stockings and dressed like a Dominatrix some days, and the Boss was sick of it. Instead of letting her file a sexual harrasment case against any guy that laid eyes on her - he warned her about the choice of attire, she ignored him, and he fired her for misconduct. And good on him. Got a lot of respect for that Boss - which I don't often say.
Also, in this one in London, there were 11 and 12 year olds joining in. I highly doubt they even fully understand the situation, especially as the "sexualisation of children" is coming under the spotlight URL="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/question_time/9509737.stm"]1[/URL], [URL="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13726364"]2[/URL
within the UK. It may be a different sexualisation, but there's a big step from say, watching a scantily clad woman on the TV and walking next to an extremist, hate-spouting Feminist wearing almost nothing.
Another thing - the creepy guys that march with them in "solidarity". They are usually one of 3 types:
- Pussywhipped beta types.
- Camp guys that need a cause to feel as though they're achiving something.
- Creepy fucks who want to get laid and/or befriend fugly man-hating women, defeating the point of the march entirely.
- A combination of the above.
More about the above in London
Men in hard hats paused from digging up Piccadilly to watch in stunned silence as the provocative procession marched past.
They would not have dared to wolf whistle as women in stockings, bras and basques passed, clutching banners with statements like "cleavage is not consent".
The women were among the up to 5,000 people organisers say took part in the UK's latest Slutwalk in London on Saturday.
, more (Glasgow)
and more (Manchester)
Anyone up for a counter-protest?