'SlutWalk' march divides feminists

  • Article by: KRISTIN TILLOTSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 29, 2011 - 8:47 AM

Marchers in Saturday's controversial SlutWalk want to call attention to victim-blaming attitudes about rape. Others say it's not the right kind of attention.

  • 212
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
cks1950Sep. 29, 11 7:26 AM

I am a man & I also am a empathetic human being. Because I am empathetic, I could never subject a woman to the fear or degradation that comes with being raped. I don't believe all men chose to rape for the same reason. That said, I do believe some rapists, like some other types of criminals are opportunists, & therefore more likely to commit rape if they see a woman dressed in what they consider a "provocative" way. I don't believe the policeman was automatically wrong & I don't believe it's helpful to be offended by what he said simply because someone doesn't want it to be true.

189
67
fuhrmannSep. 29, 11 7:46 AM

Dress should never be a reason for an attack and should be a person's choice. .............................................................................................................................................................................. However, it is all about human psychology including normal, abnormal, and everything in between. That makes some choices riskier than others. If your clothes seem to be advertising easy sex, expect some men to read that. ..................................................................................................................................................................... This is not a defense for the men since they need to have control of their actions or be punished if they act inappropriately but seeing a person punished is not nearly as good as not having it happen in the first place.

159
27
readnews17Sep. 29, 11 8:03 AM

Of course people should be able to dress as they choose without fear. No woman, child or man deserves to be raped and nothing justifies such a violent act. I think it's important to acknowledge the march for what it is. Politics...People are most likely to be raped by people that they already know. It is doubtful that dress has much to do with what is essentially a violent crime of power and control. As a man,(ethnic minority) I know there are places I cannot go on account of my appearance and clothing without jeopardizing my well-being. Is this fair or right? No. Is it going to change? Probably not.

118
12
ironwolf1950Sep. 29, 11 8:04 AM

Never any excuses for rape, however it's like driving, women need to dress defensively and not provocitely.

98
92
intheknow21Sep. 29, 11 8:21 AM

Simple physiology. The appearance of flesh causes a low level sexually physiological response in both men and women. This is well documented. Blood pressure rises, and the flow of blood to various regions increases (both men and women). Given a woman walking through a group of men wearing just a thong and no top will result in large amounts of desire to copulate with the woman, versus her wearing a business suit (with pants). Bottom line is that dressing provocatively will result in more wanted and unwanted sexual attention. This is nature at work. Right or wrong it is what it is. Have we lost all logic in our thinking process?

158
35
cooldaddyoSep. 29, 11 8:25 AM

What's yours is only what you can defend, and there is always someone wanting to take it from you. Dress however you want and have the means to defend yourself.

63
17
e72521Sep. 29, 11 8:27 AM

Where's this going to be? This ought to be a real circus side show!

53
37
Kathy_BrandtSep. 29, 11 8:29 AM

I agree with all of you! I was raised on the premise that "if it isn't for sale, don't advertise it."

120
60
Major05Sep. 29, 11 8:30 AM

I'm going to tape money all over my body and walk through town. No one should rob me, it's immoral and unethical. It seems a bit ridiculous when you change a few words. It shouldn't matter what you wear but let's be a bit more realistic about it. Unfortunately, it does. Just be smart about what you wear and where you wear it. Common sense.

129
45
july2006Sep. 29, 11 8:36 AM

telling a victim that they got raped because of what they decided to wear is taking away from the real issue. the point is, there is NO justification for rape.

137
15

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Could you give up your car?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT