what to wear, what to wear?

i’ve been thinking seriously about what i will be wearing for slutwalkjhb this coming saturday september 24th, because being a survivor and being the person who was crazy enough to initiate this march, whatever i wear will make a huge statement. i’m still not sure.

decisions, decisions, i tell ya. do i wear something that looks like what i was wearing when i was raped? that means going out and buying a facsimile. do i wear what i normally do, seeing that this is a come as you are event? now that’s tricky because i wear such a wide range of clothes/styles – all depends on my mood. should i choose to wear the kind of thing i’d wear to burning man, my shitkicker boots, fishnets, a tutu and corset, would i be buying into the stereotype of what’s expected? i’m seriously stumped. what do you think?

and then i was also thinking about what my poster would say?

if i’m wearing my baby-blue pyjamas, maybe “Does this outfit say “rape me?”

if i’m wearing something more flashy, maybe “This outfit says FUN, FEARLESS, FEMALE – NOT F*CK ME!”

these are the slogans we’ve compiled so far. will you be marching? what will you be wearing? what will your poster say?

SLUTWALK SLOGANS

  • IT’S A DRESS, NOT A YES
  • CONTROL YOURSELVES, NOT WOMEN
  • RAPISTS RAPE PEOPLE, NOT OUTFITS
  • THIS IS NOT MY “I WANT YOU” FACE
  • MY SHORT SKIRT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU
  • I WEAR WHAT I WANT
  • DON’T TELL WOMEN NOT TO GET RAPED, TELL MEN NOT TO RAPE
  • REAL MEN TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER.
  • REAL MEN DON’T RAPE
  • DOES THIS OUTFIT SAY, “RAPE ME?”
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT – IT’S NOT SOMETHING ANYONE EVER ASKS FOR.
  • CONSENT IS SEXY
  • THIS OUTFIT SAYS FUN, FEARLESS, FEMALE, NOT “FUCK ME!”

Thank you to Heather from SlutWalk Des Moines for compiling this list!

  • STOP VICTIM BLAMING/SLUT SHAMING/RAPE CULTURE
  • CONSENT IS SEXY
  • NO ONE DESERVES IT
  • MATURE FOLK TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER
  • IT’S MY BODY, I’LL SEX IF I WANT TO
  • THIS IS WHAT I WAS WEARING
  • MY LITTLE BLACK DRESS DOES NOT MEAN YES
  • MY CLOTHES ARE NOT MY CONSENT
  • ARE 1 IN 4 WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE SLUTS?
  • I WAS WEARING {INSERT CLOTHING}. WAS IT MY FAULT?
  • THE SKIRT IS NO EXCUSE FOR RAPE
  • **HOW TO STOP RAPE

1: DON’T RAPE ANYONE

2: SEE ABOVE **

  • **I WAS RAPED BECAUSE:

__ I WAS WEARING A SKIRT

__ I WAS FLIRTING

__ I HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK

X   I DIDN’T CONSENT **

  • STOP SEXUAL PROFILING
  • MEN GET RAPED. CHILDREN GET RAPED. WERE THEY SHOWING THEIR BREASTS TOO?
  • STOP POLICING OUR WARDROBE. START POLICING OUR STREETS.
  • SLUTS ARE LIKE UNICORNS. THEY ARE BOTH IMAGINARY CONCEPTS
  • SHAME ON RAPISTS, NOT VICTIMS
  • DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO WEAR. TEACH HIM NOT TO RAPE.
  • THE WAY LITTLE GIRLS DRESS DOESN’T CREATE PAEDOS. THE WAY BIG GIRLS DRESS DOESN’T CREATE RAPISTS.
  • SOCIETY TEACHES “DON’T GET RAPED” RATHER THAN “DON’T RAPE”
  • BLAME RAPE ON RAPISTS, NOT BOOBS.
  • ASK ME WHAT I’M ASKING FOR
  • SEX IS SOMETHING PEOPLE DO TOGETHER, NOT SOMETHING YOU DO TO SOMEONE ELSE.
  • NO MEANS NO
  • “FUCK YOU” MEANS NO. “FUCK ME” MEANS YES
  • RAPE IS THE ONLY CRIME IN WHICH THE VICTIM BECOMES THE ACCUSED.
  • BY DEFINITION, YOU CAN’T ASK FOR RAPE
  • CHECK OUT MY MAGIC ANTI-RAPE JEANS
  • JUST BECAUSE I PUT IT ON, DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN TAKE IT OFF
  • CLOTHING IS AN OPTION. RAPE ISN’T.
  • SLUTWALK: THE RADICAL NOTION THAT NO ONE DESERVES TO BE RAPED
  • CONSENT IS THE ONLY PASSWORD
  • I LOVE CONSENSUAL SEX
  • BLAMING VICTIMS HELPS RAPISTS
  • I’M A BITCH IF I SAY NO, BUT A SLUT IF YOU RAPE ME ANYWAY
  • I DON’T LIKE ROHYPNOL
  • I DRESS FOR ME, NOT FOR YOU
  • I’LL FUCK JUST ABOUT ANYONE/BUT NEVER WITHOUT CONSENT
  • I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.
  • HIJABS, HOODIES, HOTPANTS, OUR BODIES, OUR CHOICES
  • EVEN IF I DRESS FOR YOUR ATTENTION, DOESN’T MEAN I DRESS FOR YOUR AGGRESSION.
  • I CAN SAY YES AS MANY TIMES AS I WANT…NO STILL MEANS NO.
  • WHY DO YOU CALL ME A SLUT WHEN I SAY I WON’T SLEEP WITH YOU?
  • DISARM RAPISTS – SMASH SEXISM
  • MEN GET RAPED TOO
  • MARRIAGE IS NOT A SEX CONTRACT
  • I DON’T ATTACK YOU WHEN YOU RUN AROUND SHIRTLESS.
  • I DON’T ATTACK YOU WHEN YOU WEAR MUSCLE SHIRTS.
  • MY SKIRT DIDN’T ASK YOU TO RAPE ME; IT CAN’T TALK.
  • MY DRESS DOESN’T HAVE A MOUTH, BUT I DO AND I SAID, “NO!”
  • I’M WEARING SHORTS = IT’S HOT OUTSIDE. NOT I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOU
  • I”LL FUCK JUST ABOUT ANYONE, BUT NEVER WITHOUT CONSENT
  • HORNY, SINGLE, BISEXUAL…AND I CAN STILL SAY NO.
  • HOS CAN SAY NO
  • JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO HAVE SEX, DOESN’T MEAN I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOU
  • RAPE IS ABOUT POWER, NOT SEX
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7 thoughts on “what to wear, what to wear?

  1. I will be wearing tekkies and a mini skirt, not a micro-mini mind you, just one I wear often.
    And sunblock and a hat!
    I’m going with two posters, variations of the ones you’ve suggested:

    ~ STOP TEACHING “DON’T GET RAPED” START TEACHING “DON’T RAPE”

    ~ 1IN4 IS NOT A STATISTIC. 1IN4 IS A WOMAN I LOVE AND RESPECT.

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