" On January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave shocking insight into the Force's view of sexual assault by stating: "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized".
As the city's major protective service, the Toronto Police have perpetuated the myth and stereotype of 'the slut', and in doing so have failed us. With sexual assault already a significantly under-reported crime, survivors have now been given even less of a reason to go to the Police, for fear that they could be blamed. Being assaulted isn't about what you wear; it's not even about sex; but using a pejorative term to rationalize inexcusable behaviour creates an environment in which it's okay to blame the victim.
We are asking you to join us for SlutWalk, to make a unified statement about sexual assault and victims' rights and to demand respect for all. Whether a fellow slut or simply an ally, you don't have to wear your sexual proclivities on your sleeve, we just ask that you come. Any gender-identification, any age. Singles, couples, parents, sisters, brothers, children, friends. Come walk or roll or strut or holler or stomp with us. "
From the SlutWalk Website www.slutwalktoronto.com
The images in this little book were taken during SlutWalk Toronto 2011 on Sunday April 03 2011. These photos are presented as a tribute to the organizers, participants and especially the survivors who all helped to make it an incredible and unforgettable day. Thank You All !
Brian Carson is a full time student of both the photographic & digital arts and is living in Toronto, Canada. His attempts to become a real photographer / digital artist are documented on his photoblog / portfolio / gallery, The Learning Curve Photography. He is lucky to have one wife, one daughter, one dog and two cats who he drives completely insane by chasing them around with his camera in an attempt to capture the ' One Perfect Shot '. Thank you for stopping by The Learning Curve Photographys shop here on Blurb. I hope you enjoyed my work. If you have a few minutes, please also visit me at these other fine venues: The Learning Curve Photography Homepage: http://thelearningcurve.ca/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelearningcurvedotca Twitter: https://twitter.com/learningcurveca Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelearningcurvedotca/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/111631455196131824486 Email for any further questions or inquiries: info(at)thelearningcurve.ca