It’s My Body And I Can Dress How I Want! (SLUTWALK)

On April 3 (yeah I know I’m a little late), Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti suggested to a room full of college students at York University that “women should avoid dressing like sluts,” in order to not be victimized.  Sanguinetti’s ignorant and barbaric comments started an outpour of demonstrations from women across the world called the SlutWalk.  Women of all ages are coming together, dressed provocatively to show the world that women should be able to wear whatever they want and not have to worry about getting harassed or worse raped. 

 I totally agree with all of these women and I’m proud of them, for standing up for our rights.  When I go out I’m not dressed any differently from Beyonce, Rihanna, or Kim Khardasian.  The world looks at them as fashionable but they may see me as someone who’s asking for verbal or physical abuse.  I guess I should hire my own Julius (Beyonce’s bodyguard) whenever I go out. 

 Since the beginning of time women have been ruled and degraded by men. Telling us what to wear, when to talk, how to act and how many steps we should take behind them.  There’s only one reason for this, because men are physically stronger than women, if it wasn’t for that one reason a lot more men would have less to say. 

Today women are stronger, smarter, and more confident and some men seem to have a problem with that.  They seem to forget that we no longer have to do as they say and more importantly that their mom is a woman.  I can’t quite comprehend why men seem to think it’s ok to disrespect a woman.  This is 2011 how long will we continue to bring up our past and deal with issues from the 50s, 60s and 70s. 

 Men I want you to understand, a lot of times your opinion means a lot to us.  If you think a woman is carrying her self like a slut, go up to her and tell her in a nice way.  Don’t call her a bitch or a hoe because 9 times out of 10 if a woman is promiscuous it’s because of a man.  Its, because they were mistreated by a man, didn’t have a father, or was heartbroken.  Real men do your duty and help a sister out, you don’t want to be the fuel to her fire that sets her over the edge.   

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  • Comments (2)
    • Chris
    • October 7th, 2011

    I’m not saying that it’s right that women are victimized because of the way they dress, but that is the reality of the situation. Is it fair that a man has to pay for dates? My problem with the situation are the women that walk around pulling and tugging at their clothes constantly trying to cover and hide/ or conceal body parts that are showing. Hey wear what you want, but the unfortunate reality is that you may hear comments from individuals that you may not want to hear, or worse be physically violated. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR WHAT YOU WANT!!! Just be aware of the consequences of your actions/decisions, fair or unfair.

    • We should be able to wear whatever we want without being harassed. When I wear short shorts or a tight dress I’m not saying hey look at me and disrespect me. I’m literally saying, I like my legs and my body and I’m going to show them off. If men placed themselves in our shoes more often they’ll know how we feel. Only ignorant men yell out disrespectful things to women and believe they have the right to touch and treat a woman any type of way because the way she’s dressed. Beyonce, Rihanna, and any other female entertainer walk around wearing the same thing we wear but not once do men thing of disrespectful things, they comment on how beautiful or how “bad” they are. Men need to grow up. I guess it was a good thing that Eve encouraged Adam to bite that apple because if she didn’t we would all be walking around naked right now and men definitely wouldn’t know how to control themselves.

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