Wellington Aotearoa Slutwalk 25/6/11

by Ms Dentata

Today I went to the Wellington slutwalk.

First things first, my outfit:

Rainbow patterned undies

Knee-High Grey Socks and Canvas Lace-ups

A Black Singlet

 

The front of the crowd at Wellington Slutwalk 2011- Photo credit Jason Mann

(I have made an approximation HERE)

Update: Have added some links (at end of blog) to media reports, blogs, and round-ups of photos.

It was an intense, emotionally challenging, empowering, tiring, motivating, and cathartic. I marched, I yelled, I got stared at by some very leery types, I wore rainbow undies in public, and I loved it. I cried 3 times, when speakers were sharing their experiences of sexual abuse. I felt nurtured and exposed and I felt a beautiful sense of solidarity.

It was such a huge success and I also felt a heart-lifting surge of love for mah main girl Nicole when she stood up and spoke. We’re involved in the Wellington Young Feminist Collective together as admin, and she’s the original founding lady. Did I mention she’s a babe? The speakers were eloquent, articulate, full of righteous feminist fury, and I feel like I fell a little bit in love with everyone who was there.

Then I came home and did a phone sex session for money-  I’m going to write about that tomorrow…stay tuned.

xxx

Upated links:

Please comment or send me an e-mail if you want me to add any links to this round-up, I’m feeling pretty lazy Sunday morning right now!

Mainstream media:

3 News HERE

TVNZ- SlutWalks brave cold to get message across TVNZ

Stuff- Hundreds of Kiwis protest in SlutWalk

Dom Post HERE

RadioLive- listen 3pm  and 5pm Saturday for reports done by rad journo Laura McQuillan HERE 

Photos:

The ever-terrific Jason Mann’s Wellington album HERE

Auckland Photo Blog- Photos of Auckland SlutWalk, 25 June

More auckland photos HERE

Blogs:

LaSocialista’s Auckland post HERE 

Queen of Thorns- I read so you don’t have to (stuff comments on slutwalk article summarised) HERE

Hand Mirror- Slut Walk Sharing HERE

Gravey Dice HERE

SlutWalk - Twitter Messages of Love! at La Vita e Bella