According to a report in the Washington Post, reprinted in Sunday's Lexington Herald-Leader:
Thousands of women--and men--are demonstrating to fight the idea that what women wear, what they drink or how they behave can make them a target for rape."Slutwalks" have so far been planned in over 75 cities in the U. S. and Canada, the report goes on to say. They are, crows the story (very objectively, we assure you), "the most successful feminist action of the past 20 years." How this "success" is measured is unclear.
The marches feature suggestively clad women, some with "'slut' scrawled across their bodies." According to the objective writer of the story who speaks on college campuses on the issue she is writing about, "... the sad fact is, a miniskirt is no more likely to provoke a rapist than a potato sack is to deter one."
In addition to cladding themselves scantily, marchers will be chanting suggestive slogans such as "Hey Mr., looking for a good time?" and "Hey Big Boy, come on over and see me" in order to show that what women say won't attract unwanted attention either.
Organizers also will be hosting teach-ins to demonstrate how rape has absolutely nothing to do with sex at all.
They also hope their message will spread to other criminal issues, where they hope to educate law enforcement officials to understand that the desire to possess something has nothing to do with shoplifting, the desire to inflict violence has nothing to do with wife beating, and that the urge to cause someone else's death actually has little relation to murder.
Marchers will also ... Oh, no. Wait. Let me check something ... Um, sorry, that last part was not actually in the story. I don't know why I even thought there was a logical connection.