Contributed by: Don Winner#Panama - The sluts are taking to the streets. A group of women, from civil society, joined and created an organization that fights for the rights of women and to put an end to violence. They call themselves "Not Sluts Nor Saints, Only Women." This group will participate in the so-called "Slut Walk" on 25 October starting at 4:00 pm. They will depart from the Public Ministry, and walk to the 5th of May Plaza, where they will rally against femicide. The first Slut Walk was held in Toronto, Canada to raise awareness that clothing, location, company or behavior do not justify that women can be sexually abused or mistreatment by men. The "Slut Walk" movement has been conducted in Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, India, Australia and Europe, and now it comes to Panama. Joyse Araujo, organizer, invited all women, men, families, civic groups and religious organizations to participate in the "Slut Walk" regardless of social class, age or religion. (Siglo)
Editor's Comment: From Wikipedia: "The SlutWalk protest marches began on April 3, 2011, in Toronto, Canada, and became a movement of rallies across the world. Participants protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman's appearance. The rallies began when Constable Michael Sanguinetti, a Toronto Police officer, suggested that to remain safe, "women should avoid dressing like sluts." The protest takes the form of a march, mainly by young women, where some dress in ordinary clothing and others dress provocatively, like "sluts." There are also speaker meetings and workshops. Some objectors have remarked that this approach is an example of women defining their sexuality in male terms." I'm a fan. I think women should be able to dress any way they want. And, the simple fact that a woman has decided to dress herself provocatively does not justify any act of violence by the part of a man. Of course, here they'll suck all of the fun out of it... (figure of speech).