‘We are all sluts’

13 April 2021 | Local News

JEMIMA BEUKES



WINDHOEK

The second edition of the Slut Shame Walk took place in Windhoek over the weekend, with activists protesting sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) as well as victim-blaming.

Through these events, protestors reclaim the term ‘slut’ and behave in whichever way they chose.

About 100 protestors joined the walk and took a pledge which included the recital of the Seven Sins, which calls for action and independence from patriarchal pressures.

Marchers who walked through the city centre also honoured a moment of silence for all the boys and girls who have been raped.

“We behave and dress whatever [way] we want; it does not mean it is a yes. Raise your hand if you have ever gone to a bathroom for safety because you’ve been scared. Raise your hand if you have ever been shamed for your sexual choices. From what we see, most of us have experienced this at some point in their lives,” an organiser said.

She added: “This means we are all sluts. So, if men can take slay queen and make it a negative term, we can take slut back and be whatever we want”.

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