Black. Lesbian. Feminist. Mother. Warrior. Poet. Audre Lorde’s written words taught me that my silence will not protect me, and that silence is not golden. I am a Black feminist lesbian who is a survivor of incest and rape. […]
Stephanie Gilmore Speech at SlutWalk Philadelphia Mi nombre es Stephanie Gilmore y yo soy una puta. My name is Stephanie Gilmore and I am a slut. Men and women, boys and girls, label me as such. Why? I wear short skirts. I wear makeup. I drink alcohol. I am a woman. So, in the United […]
Kate Rush Cook Speech at SlutWalk Philadelphia I felt the hand before I saw it. Squeezing my throat – choking me. Gasping for air. What is happening? I heard his voice, “Unlock the car, I am getting in.” His hand still on my throat, I gasped for air. I listened and complied with his demands. […]
Deepa Kumar Speech at SlutWalk Philadelphia Thanks to the organizers for inviting me. It’s about time we had a women’s movement in this country! Over the last three decades we have seen assault upon assault on women’s rights. Roe v Wade was one of the key triumphs of the women’s movement—yet shortly after this victory […]
The Route for SlutWalk Philadelphia’s March and Rally It’s official! Here’s the route for Philly’s first SlutWalk Philadelphia. Come on out and join us Saturday, August 6, 2011. We’ll meet at Kahn Park and proceed to City Hall.
Aishah Shahidah and Rebecca Traister Talk About SlutWalks with Marty Moss Coane on Radio Times Discussing SlutWalks with Radio Times host Marty Moss Coane are Aisha Shahidah and Rebecca Traister. Hear what these women have to say about the messages in the SlutWalk movement. Ms. Simmons an award-winning filmmaker of “NO! The Rape Documentary“, […]
Anti-Rape PSA This Scottish anti-rape public service announcement was released on June 28, 2011. Learn more at not ever. You can view the original video on YouTube.
Deepa Kumar and State Senator Daylin Leach Join as Keynote Speakers at SlutWalk Philadelphia’s First March and Rally! SlutWalk Philadelphia is excited to announce the addition of two more guest speakers at the August 6th event. State Senator Daylin Leach (D) representing the 17th senatorial district and Professor Deepa Kumar of Rutgers University will join […]
FBI Petition Take Action! Rape is Rape A petition demanding the Federal Bureau of Investigation update it’s 80-year-old definition of forcible rape is now online at Change.Org. The petition was started by Ms. magazine after the publication of its article “If a woman isn’t bruised and bleeding, will her rape be counted?“. For background information […]
Aishah Shahidah Simmons will be a featured speaker at SlutWalk Philadelphia on August 6th. Here is a clip from her film NO! The Rape Documentary: Ending Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women. “Trailer for award-winning, ground-breaking documentary, explores the international reality of rape and other forms of sexual assault through the first person testimonies, scholarship, […]
How to Help – Listen Rape Sucks Video Listen is a PSA video. It’s message? Just listen, talk about rape. The video is a collaboration by Yuri and Andrea Bredbeck posted July 8, 2011 on YouTube. Join the conversation is a page on Facebook and provides public service announcements about rape. View the […]
Activist Qui Alexander will Speak Out! SlutWalk Philadelphia is excited to announce the addition of our third keynote speaker on Saturday, August 6, 2011 after our march and rally ending at Dilworth Plaza. Joining our speakers, Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Stephanie Gilmore, will be LGBTQ community activist Qui Alexander. Qui Alexander Qui Alexander is a […]
SlutWalk Philadelphia March and Rally Saturday, August 6, 2011 SlutWalk Philadelphia will demonstrate against victim-blaming and slut-shaming – a person’s appearance is not the cause of sexual assault – with a march and rally on Saturday, August 6, 2011. We will gather at Kahn Park in Center City (11th and Pine Streets) and step-off at […]
Dan Rottenberg is Thinking About R@ping You by Cara Blouin Theatrical Education SlutWalk Philadelphia invites you to attend a special one-time performance of theatrical education at Plays and Players Theater in Center City Philadelphia on this Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 p.m. The production entitled, Dan Rottenberg Is Thinking About R@ping You – An […]
Links to Slutwalk Philadelphia Local News & Views Philadelphia’s Dialogue in the Media about SlutWalk Philadelphia This is an archive of links to SlutWalk Philadelphia local news items and commentary. These articles are about SlutWalk Philadelphia and the social issues raised by SlutWalks – a snapshot of public dialogue in the Philadelphia media. Please feel […]
Petition to Remove Dan Rottenberg as Editor of the Broad Street Review A petition entitled, “Editor Who Blamed Lara Logan for Her Gang Rape Must Go!” is currently online at Change.org – a website providing online tools for grassroots campaigns seeking social change locally and globally. It is calling for the removal of Dan Rottenberg, […]