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SlutWalk 2016, Melbourne March

  • State Library of Victoria Lawn 328 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

The Slutwalk March is on again! 

SlutWalk is a global movement and public protest that rallies against the notion of “victim blaming”- the concept that people who have been assaulted or raped made themselves a target through the way they dressed or acted. 

On September 3rd, 2016, at 1pm, the SlutWalk participants will be peacefully assembling at the State Library in Melbourne to stand in protest against victim-blaming and slut-shaming; participants will be standing in solidarity with all those who have been abused, and marching against a society that bends over backwards to disregard the feelings and safety of survivors, and protects their abusers.

THERE IS NO DRESS CODE. Jessamy Gleeson, one of the 2016 SlutWalk organizers, says: “SlutWalk is an inclusive event that unapologetically puts survivors first. It is not a political space, and SlutWalk is not a political organisation. Instead, SlutWalk is movement that warmly invites all people along to condemn victim-blaming and slut-shaming of any kind.” 

SlutWalk Melbourne will provide a seated section at the front of the rally for those with mobility issues. Volunteers will also be on hand to offer assistance to anyone struggling with triggering content within the speeches. The State Library is wheelchair accessible.

Announcements of speakers and host to come!

Earlier Event: August 27
Close the Camps - Rally with the Greens
Later Event: September 4
Queer Literary Salon at MWF 2016