08 4 / 2013

slutwalktoronto:

I’m against victim-blaming because: 

“I’M TIRED of hearing the stories of survivors being blamed for their own assault. I’m sick of hearing people sympathize with rapists and justify and condone their actions. I don’t understand how anyone can see this injustice and not want to scream, I don’t understand how anyone can see the suffering and pain and not want it to stop.
It needs to stop.”

Submit why you’re against victim-blaming here:www.slutwalktoronto.tumblr.com/submit

03 4 / 2013

slutwalktoronto:

We’re often asked WHY we keep going and WHY we’re doing what we’re doing. Because it’s clear we still need to. This highlights only some cases of victim-blaming that have occurred within the last year. In ONE year. There are many others. The fact there was a need to create an international day *against* victim-blaming tells you we have a big problem.

slutwalktoronto:

We’re often asked WHY we keep going and WHY we’re doing what we’re doing. Because it’s clear we still need to.

This highlights only some cases of victim-blaming that have occurred within the last year. In ONE year. There are many others.

The fact there was a need to create an international day *against* victim-blaming tells you we have a big problem.

03 4 / 2013

slutwalktoronto:

“I’m against victim-blaming because at first I was grateful to have escaped alive, but the more
people I trusted and needed told me it was my fault, the less life felt worth continuing.
I’m still here. I’m OK now. It took a long time.
Please don’t make anyone feel that way.”Because survivors deserve our support, not our scrutiny. #IDAVB #EndVictimBlaming

slutwalktoronto:

“I’m against victim-blaming because at first I was grateful to have escaped alive, but the more

people I trusted and needed told me it was my fault, the less life felt worth continuing.

I’m still here. I’m OK now. It took a long time.

Please don’t make anyone feel that way.”

Because survivors deserve our support, not our scrutiny. #IDAVB #EndVictimBlaming

03 4 / 2013

slutwalktoronto:

“There is no justification for sexually violating someone’s body yet… thousands of people have told me they didn’t know it wasn’t their fault.”
- SlutWalk Organizer

slutwalktoronto:

“There is no justification for sexually violating someone’s body yet… thousands of people have told me they didn’t know it wasn’t their fault.”

- SlutWalk Organizer

02 4 / 2013

slutwalktoronto:

Join an ONLINE day of action for the second annual International Day Against Victim-Blaming. Start conversations, offer support, and take up space on April 3rd to fight for the right to live free of violence and victim-blaming. Because survivors deserve our support not our scrutiny. BACKGROUND: On April 3rd, 2011 the first SlutWalk event took place in Toronto, Canada. Inspired and influenced by powerful anti-violence efforts that came before us, SlutWalk aimed to fight against victim-blaming as a pervasive experience of sexual violence. It began in Toronto, Canada but quickly messages against victim-blaming continued to spread to cities and communities around the world. We all want to see an end to victim-blaming. We have seen amazing international collective action fighting against victim-blaming and fighting for respect and support of all survivors of sexual violence for years. In recognition of these efforts and many other ongoing actions, we have marked April 3rd as the International Day Against Victim-Blaming. #EndVictimBlaming#IDAVB FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/142797029226480/
WHAT CAN YOU DO ON APRIL 3rd? - Let people around you know that you support survivors of sexual violence and will not blame them. - We’ll soon be sharing images you can post, use as profile pictures and share. - Put extra effort into raising awareness about what victim-blaming is and why it’s harmful. - Remind people of the many reasons why we’re still fighting - that victim-blaming is alive and well and there are countless examples to back this up. - You can highlight the different experiences of sexual violence across different identities and ways some people face more barriers to support and services. - Make space for voices of survivors who are often unheard and dismissed to BE heard and for their experiences to BE recognized. - You can post messages of support to people in your life. - Give thanks to people, initiatives, organizations supporting survivors of sexual violence. - Talk about the impacts of sexual violence and how we can collectively and collaboratively stop it. - Contribute towards building stronger communities that won’t stand by while sexual violence happens or allow victim-blaming sentiments to flourish. Whatever you feel is important to share, share it!
 

slutwalktoronto:

Join an ONLINE day of action for the second annual International Day Against Victim-Blaming. Start conversations, offer support, and take up space on April 3rd to fight for the right to live free of violence and victim-blaming. Because survivors deserve our support not our scrutiny.

BACKGROUND:
On April 3rd, 2011 the first SlutWalk event took place in Toronto, Canada. Inspired and influenced by powerful anti-violence efforts that came before us, SlutWalk aimed to fight against victim-blaming as a pervasive experience of sexual violence. It began in Toronto, Canada but quickly messages against victim-blaming continued to spread to cities and communities around the world. We all want to see an end to victim-blaming.

We have seen amazing international collective action fighting against victim-blaming and fighting for respect and support of all survivors of sexual violence for years. In recognition of these efforts and many other ongoing actions, we have marked April 3rd as the International Day Against Victim-Blaming.

#EndVictimBlaming
#IDAVB

FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/142797029226480/

WHAT CAN YOU DO ON APRIL 3rd?

- Let people around you know that you support survivors of sexual violence and will not blame them.
- We’ll soon be sharing images you can post, use as profile pictures and share.
- Put extra effort into raising awareness about what victim-blaming is and why it’s harmful.
- Remind people of the many reasons why we’re still fighting - that victim-blaming is alive and well and there are countless examples to back this up.
- You can highlight the different experiences of sexual violence across different identities and ways some people face more barriers to support and services.
- Make space for voices of survivors who are often unheard and dismissed to BE heard and for their experiences to BE recognized.
- You can post messages of support to people in your life.
- Give thanks to people, initiatives, organizations supporting survivors of sexual violence.
- Talk about the impacts of sexual violence and how we can collectively and collaboratively stop it.
- Contribute towards building stronger communities that won’t stand by while sexual violence happens or allow victim-blaming sentiments to flourish.

Whatever you feel is important to share, share it!

 

02 4 / 2013

slutwalktoronto:

“I know a survivor of sexual violence, and I support them. End victim-blaming.” #IDAVB For International Day Against Victim-Blaming, April 3.

slutwalktoronto:

“I know a survivor of sexual violence, and I support them. End victim-blaming.” #IDAVB

For International Day Against Victim-Blaming, April 3.

25 3 / 2013

webelieveyou:

Rape survivors speak out about why rape is never their fault. Rapists cause rape.

*TW for sexual violence and victim-blaming* A video from SlutWalk London.

25 3 / 2013

0live-0il:

Fact.

0live-0il:

Fact.

23 3 / 2013

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

I often point out the race of my rapist, and a lot of people think I have an issue with white men due to it. That is not the case, but there is a good reason why I point out his race. As a child of diaspora my people (black women) were raped by white men and it was not a crime, so the fact that I…

24 1 / 2013

"You can call us that name, but we will not shut up" From @Jaclynf Jaclyn Friedman’s speech at SlutWalk Boston in 2011More: http://feministing.com/2011/05/09/you-can-call-us-that-name-but-we-will-not-shut-up/

"You can call us that name, but we will not shut up" From @Jaclynf Jaclyn Friedman’s speech at SlutWalk Boston in 2011

More:

http://feministing.com/2011/05/09/you-can-call-us-that-name-but-we-will-not-shut-up/