My creative, brilliant friend is blogging again. She’s funny and creative and a great writer. Follow her blog now before her book is a best seller so you don’t seem like a Johnny-Come-Lately.
I completely disagree with this person. The Slutwalk movement was started by primarily white women because it got started in Canada, where I believe the minority population is something like 16% (admittedly garnered from a Google search). And maybe the marches have mostly been organized by and made up of white women - though that’s merely an assertion of the blogger and anecdotal at best - but even if it’s true, so what? White women can’t be opposed to rape? White women being against rape somehow marginalizes or ignores women of minorities/color? And as far as the contention that police can’t or shouldn’t or wouldn’t organize or speak at meetings about preventing sexual violence - A. They damn well should be doing it! The fact that they don’t or that they end up saying ignorant things like this sheriff did is irrelevant. They are here to protect and serve so they should be on the front lines of this. The fact that they often are not is sad. B - The inciting event was a gathering arranged by the university - another officious institution that has been sluggish in responding appropriately to this issue - but of course they would call in local law enforcement to speak about public safety.
**Trigger warning for sexist and racist slurs, trans and WOC erasure, privilege denial **
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SlutWalk: A Stroll Through White Supremacy
According to its website, SlutWalk was…
Sooo… Tumblr. Getting kind of popular.
Whoa! Yesterday we jumped past 250M pageviews a day.
Orange is US traffic.
I will have coffee. Oh, I will.
The “books” are actually tiles printed with sepia-toned photos of bookshelves at a local travel bookstore that ring the room, including the floor, walls and ceiling. In addition to painting unusual surfaces with intriguing patterns — whoa, you’re standing on books! — it gives an Alice in Wonderland-esque sense that the room has been suddenly upended.
This will be my new interior wallpaper. i flove it.