**Sorry guys…not a funny one today.
For those of you not in the loop on January 24, 2011 at Osgoode hall (Toronto), a police officer addressed an audience about sexual assault and how to avoid it. When he did this, he made the above absurd comment. What’s that all about?
To imply that any kind of rape/assault is the womans fault at all is just appalling.
That said, lately I’ve come to the conclusion that:
- There are a lot of idiots out there.
- Some people just are NOT evolved.
Anyone who commits an act of violence/assault is a caveman (or cavewoman). To be able not to control your animal instincts of taking what you want when you want and thinking of no one except yourself is absolutely repulsive.
If I want to dress like a skank-o-rama it’s my right (I don’t, but if I did…). I mean there are obviously things you should be aware of: not walking by yourself at night, maybe covering up while you’re outside on your own, never putting your drink down, being sure you’re surrounded by people who know you and are stable good natured people, etc. But to think that any of the fault (wardrobe selection and all) of a rape/assault is the victims is just not true. The fault is of the animal who is the hasn’t evolved past the caveman era.
So, in response to the ‘slut’ comment, The SlutWalk was organized to take place this Sunday (see below). The intention of the SlutWalk is to make a ‘unified statement about sexual assault and victims’ rights and to demand respect for all.’
“SlutWalk will feature people in all sorts of garments and gear, dressed for the office, clubbing, yoga, walking the dog, whatever it is that people wear as they go about their lives not asking to be raped. It is a message of love and strength to all women (and men), especially those who have been assaulted at the core of their being.” Heather Mallick – The Star
SLUTWALK TORONTO IS SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD, 2011.
Speeches at 1:30. 2:00 Walk.
Starting location is Queen’s Park SOUTH, just south of the Legislative Building.
heading to Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street.
TTC: College Streetcar at University; Queen’s Park subway stop
just south of where we will assemble
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it to this event, but I 100% support it. Violence is not condoned and an unsuspecting victim is never to be blamed. Even if you piss someone off they have no right to touch you in anyway. Having lost a friend to senseless unprovoked violence, this is very close to my heart.
AND on another note, it amazes me to this day that people treat other human beings as less than human, treating them like animals and slaves even. In all honestly the human race can be pretty disgusting. We capitalize on others suffering, we don’t help anyone but ourselves (for the most part), we kill each other over what we believe in or more importantly…what ‘they’ believe in, or even how some people will help the needy, but only if they change religions. WTF. Help a sista out, who cares about who they’re praying to… Get a clue.
I’ve always operated under the assumption that if you are a good person, that’s what counts. Not what god you believe in, not where you are from, not how much money you have, just what kind of person you are.. . Anyway, recently I saw this video on facebook and it gave me a little more hope for humanity. I wish I was a better person, and I wish that more people were like this man: PLEASE WATCH, it’s absolutely beautiful.