The Downtown Colorado Springs
SlutWalk - Acacia Park, 3 PM May 6, 2012
We're not fighting for the right to be called
sluts. We're fighting
for our right to explore and occupy the breadth of our sexual selves
without the threat of violence, denigration or marginalization
- by men or other women. Women should not have to
earn the right to safety, to prove themselves worthy of 'respect'.
Conditional freedom isn't freedom at all; until we face the issue of
female sexuality and its place in our culture head-on, healing the
schism of 'otherness' that divides and conquers women, true equality
will continue to elude us.
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Where: Acacia Park,
Downtown Colorado Springs
May 6, 2012; booths open at 12
Speaking at Springs SlutWalk:
Rev. Nori Rost, All Souls
Unitarian Universalist Church
Beth Clements Mosley, prosex
feminist writer and speaker
J. W., former stripper/rape survivor
adult film producer/director/writer/performer
Kimberly Holcomb, professor of gender/ethnic studies, UCCS
Also featuring performances by burlesque troop Peaks and Pasties!
Springs SlutWalk and SlutFest will take place on May 6, 2012 at Acacia Park.
The SlutWalk is part of a worldwide movement aimed at
abolishing rape culture - the institutionalized notion that
women's mode of dress or behavior can be responsible for
inviting abuse or violence, rather than placing responsibility
squarely and solely on the shoulders of their attackers - and
addressing the rhetorical device by which sexual shame is
utilized to discredit women through character assassination,
undermining the potency of our choices, abilities and
ideological stances and truncating our sexual options as a
means of social control. We believe that the visibility of
female sexuality need not obscure our personhood and that the
belief that it does is perpetuated to instill fear and inhibit
empowerment, discouraging the exploration and occupancy of the
full depth and breadth of our humanity.
Springs hopes to draw attention to the difference
between male sexual attention and gender-based oppression,
exploitation and abuse, believing that the indiscriminate
conflation of the two allows the latter to remain hidden
within the former and to thrive in disguise, contributing to
the sexual and emotional dysfunction of men as well as women
and fostering toxicity in relations between the genders. We
believe,too, that understanding that one woman may freely
choose what another is forced to do, finding benefit and
enjoyment where another met with harm, can only work to
disentangle confusion between such circumstances, thereby
improving the condition of both by protecting those who need
it and respecting those who don't.
Springs does NOT encourage the early or overt
sexualization of underage women or endorse unsafe behavior of
any kind. We are not naive enough to believe that protest can
somehow discourage criminality. Instead, we seek to neutralize
the terms which attack women's personhood and dignity through
their sexuality and to make the use of those words as weapons
ridiculous; we believe that information, dialogue and
understanding can contribute to the sexual health of our
culture and bring strength and healing to our embattled
The Festival begins at 12 noon with booths offering a wide variety of products and
information. The rally itself begins at 3 PM with speakers
including Reverend Nori Rost, settled
minister at All Souls Unitarian Church; Beth Clements
Mosley, feminist speaker and writer; Nica
Noelle, feminist producer/writer/director of adult
films and multiple nominee and winner of Good For Her Feminist
Porn Awards; and Kimberly Holcomb, professor
of gender/sexuality studies at UCCS; then finish with
performances by burlesque troop Peaks and Pasties (peaksandpasties.com).