Slut, a word that is packing so much punch behind it, a word that we have all seen and probably thrown around with little regard! Slut, it’s just a string of 4 short letters and yet the impact it has had on so many is immeasurable. This word, Slut, struck a chord amongst anyone who stands for equality, when a member of a particular police force addressed a crowd of college women and expressed in his opinion (which sadly is agreed with by other misogynists and bigots), that if women didn’t want to be “sexually” harassed, assaulted or raped “shouldn’t dress like Sluts”!
The statement made by this officer sparked a movement to take back ownership over one’s own body. This is exactly what the SlutWalk aims to do.
The Amber Rose SlutWalk is a non-profit event that is beginning to play a monumental role in the movement towards social justice, ending body shaming, gender equality, ending rape culture and a huge one in my opinion victim blaming, fueled by this mission, the Amber Rose Empowerment Weekend was born. Amber Roses SlutWalk has a global impact with a presence in over 200 countries.
Amber Roses Slut walks bring thousands of people across the gender, sex, race, age, class, education, and professions together for an unforgettable experience.
There is no “type” on what someone involved in the Amber Rose SlutWalk would look like. You DO NOT need to come from an activist background or know anything about these issues, just be open minded. Their mission is serious, and on this day of dressing up, strutting your stuff, and standing up for gender equality is filled with fun, laughter, and a community to support a tremendous cause. The SlutWalk is about self-expression, unity, shedding stereotypes, and supporting one another.
Celebrating its 3rd year running the Slut Walk was joined by Adultsmart and Oh Zones good friends at LELO as the walks premier sponsor. I couldn’t have thought of a better pairing for this event. Both of these entities pride themselves on breaking barriers and opening up ideals to include healthy and happy sex positive lifestyles. LELO’s CMO Steve Thomson and the Slut Walks innovator Amber Rose both recognise that the fight for Gender and Sexual equality is the fight of our generation.
LELO not only got behind helping the Slut Walk with Branding etc… LELO went all out for this event. Providing their luxury brand toys for giveaways and prize packs. You can find pictures on the Slut Walks Instagram of ring tosses onto LELO’s Soraya Vibrator… This would have been so fun, if I do say so myself.
On top of the giveaways and prizes LELO provided they also sponsored Visual Artist Maggie West and her installation at this year’s Walk. Maggie’s Photography work captures the true power in the female form, her combination of lighting and body positioning demonstrate sexuality and sexual empowerment. It’s like a 3 way match made in heaven.
With the combined forces of Amber Rose and the Global Brand LELO the Slut Walk has real potential to bring empowerment to those in marginalised groups. Amber Rose and her public presence has already done so much to empower women within their own skin. She is unapologetically her true self, expressing herself in an honest manner whether you agree with her lifestyle or life choices, she is to be commended for her passion to create equality. And LELO began their venture about 15 years ago with a plan to change the way buyers see sex toys. As a world leader in adult pleasure LELO have created a packaged product that is not only easy on the eyes but enticing to any potential buyer, and even for those who didn’t know they were looking.
The Slut Walk for 2017 might be over but you can still show your support at The Amber Rose Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Amber Rose. Rose started this foundation to support her personal mission of uplifting, empowering, and enhancing women around the world. The funds raised through donations will help bring future events to life, with on-site services, like HIV testing, sexual awareness booths, food vendors and merchandise vendors. But more importantly, donations will go to support groups and organizations for women who’ve been subject to slut shaming, a lack of implication of double standards, sexual assault, and rape.
No More Sexual Violence
No More Victim Blaming
No More Derogatory Labels
No More Gender Inequality
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Author: Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON)- Human Sexuality
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