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This weekend, New York City got all slutty. SlutWalk NYC was held in Union Square and let me tell you, it was one hell of a day.

My hat off to the organizers, who put an enormous amount of time, energy and thought into the day. It really showed. Thanks to the survivors and allies who showed up to protest slut-shaming and victim-blaming, to support survivors, and to show the larger community that they won’t tolerate rape culture. And lastly, a huge round of applause to the speakers and performers who shared their stories and their passion with the crowd.

A bunch of Feministing crew members were there – Lori, Samhita, Goddess Jaz, Maya, Courtney, Vanessa and myself – and it was such a thrill to be out in the street doing traditional activism with the people with whom I usually do online activism. Here are a few photos I took on the day:

There are several great photo albums you can look at if you missed the event – or if you were there and want to relive it. You can also check out video footage of the day. And, the official SlutWalk NYC site will be updated over the next few days with new photos and video.

Were you at SlutWalk NYC? Tell us about it in comments!

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  1. Posted October 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I was there with my husband, mentioned a bit about it in an earlier comment, think I mentioned that the best part for me was the speech given by the Latina woman about perceptions of “slut” and all. Repeatedly they said “No somos santas o putas, somos mujeres” (We’re neither saints or sluts, we’re women). I had read on here that there have also been critiques of Slutwalk being predominantly white, but as may be expected here, the crowd was diverse, and there were also a lot of LGBTQ people participating. Liked the person dressed as a banana too! :)

    • Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

      Wish I was there!

    • Posted October 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

      Initially, I thought that too but then I remembered– I’m Latina but I look incredibly white. A few of my other Latina friends do too! So maybe there were more “undercover” people of color than we realized!

  2. Posted October 5, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Congrats from Toronto! I wish I had been there.

    It’s so amazing to see all the people, signs, stories and speeches. It’s been amazing to see our “little rally that could” resonate around the world.

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