There is always some type of protest or rally going on at the Capitol which is one of the many reasons I love living here in Austin, Texas. The other day the SLUTWALK was taking place in front of the Capitol and I just knew I had to get my butt down there to take some shots of this emotional topic.
“The SLUTWALK AUSTIN exists to condemn a victim-blaming culture, to empower victims and survivors of sexual violence and to promote the involvement of the community to keep its members safe and bring an end to sexual violence. Sexual violence is NEVER justified and victims are NEVER at fault. The use of the word “slut” in the name of our walk is intentional. It is not a celebration of “slut”, but rather a challenge to the use of the word as a weapon against women and as a justification for their victimization. We are here to publicly reject the victim-blaming mentality in the media and in popular culture and demand change.
We recognize that sexual violence impacts every facet of our community across lines of race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and spirituality. EVERYONE has the right to be safe. This is a come-as-you-are, whoever-you-are event. It is open to men and women, survivors and allies. We do not advocate for a particular style of dress, but encourage all to wear what feels comfortable. We encourage and invite individuals, institutions and businesses to join us in taking responsibility for the well-being, safety and respect of Austin and all of its residents.”
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