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
(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.
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!
3 News HERE
TVNZ- SlutWalks brave cold to get message across TVNZ
Dom Post HERE
RadioLive- listen 3pm and 5pm Saturday for reports done by rad journo Laura McQuillan HERE
The ever-terrific Jason Mann’s Wellington album HERE
Auckland Photo Blog- Photos of Auckland SlutWalk, 25 June
More auckland photos HERE
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