Saturday, August 06, 2011

The Slutwalk in Helsinki

Slutwalks were arranged for the first time in Finland on 6 August, 2011. There were 3500 participants in Helsinki, 1500 in Turku, and 1500 in Tampere. The idea is to defend a woman's absolute autonomy about her body no matter what she wears. About a third of the demonstrators were men. The last section of the demonstrators were dressed as zombies like those in George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, revealing the condition of rape victims, unable to express themselves. We watched the whole demonstration while standing in front of the Academic Bookstore.

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