Reclaiming the Feminist Politics of ‘SlutWalk’

@article{Borah2012ReclaimingTF,
  title={Reclaiming the Feminist Politics of ‘SlutWalk’},
  author={Rituparna Borah and Subhalakshmi Nandi},
  journal={International Feminist Journal of Politics},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={415 - 421}
}
  • R. BorahS. Nandi
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Sociology
  • International Feminist Journal of Politics
The Toronto SlutWalk, organized in response to a police officer’s offensive remarks about women who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing sexual assault, triggered off similar protests across the world. Through these protests, feminists and non-feminists highlighted concerns related to power relations, sexual harassment and violence, and at the same time asserted their sexuality through the clothes they wore and the messages they displayed. In India, the idea of holding SlutWalks was… 

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