skip navigation
Support KUOW
The Conversation

Seattle SlutWalk

Ross Reynolds
05/12/2011 at 12:20 p.m.

Earlier this year, a Toronto police officer advised women to "avoid dressing like sluts" to stop rape. The comment sparked a global protest movement called SlutWalk. A march is planned for Seattle this June. The protestors' point is that women should be able to dress however they want. But some feminists say SlutWalk is the wrong approach. We hear from both sides.


Christy Forrester is an activist and student of Women's Studies at the University of Washington. She was raped in 2006.

Chloe S. Angyal is a freelance writer and editor at the Feministing blog. She plans to participate in the New York City SlutWalk in August.

Wendy J. Murphy is adjunct professor of sexual violence at New England Law in Boston and the coauthor of a recent article, "SlutWalk is not sexual liberation."

Related Links

KUOW does not endorse or control the content viewed on these links as they appear now or in the future.

The Conversation Contacts
phone icon

206.543.5869 / 800.289.5869

Live Call–in Line


Feedback Line

email icon conversation at kuow dot org