Slut Walk 2011

San Francisco holds an annual Slut Walk, who knew? Check out the slide show.
Actually these walks are held all over.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 20, 2011

Sorry about the oversize pic, but I had to post it for you guys! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/20/11 at 02:26 AM
I disagree, Bill. If/When some 15year old plays dress-up, gets herself into a bar/club, then gets some dude to take her to the Notell Motel clothes and apparel DO make a difference.

Then, when our poor, innocent "little girl" shows up in court wearing Little Orphan Anny cast offs they, once again make a difference.

All that said, yes, I believe people should be able to wear what they want but, at the same time, I've got the right to cast aspersions upon that choice if/when I feel like it. Dress like a hooker and I'll treat you the same. It is called "Slut Walk" after all.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/20/11 at 03:41 AM
Yes, clothes do make a difference. And not just how someone else sees you either. If you don't think that the "daddy's little hooker" look being promoted on the kiddie pageant circuit is having a serious effect on those little girl's self image then I have some Arizona beachfront property I want to sell you.

Then if you grant the effect the kiddie pageant costumes are having on the kids in them, it follows that the same effect is being had on any little girl whose parents let her "dress up" in an inappropriate way, just to a lesser degree.

So for his reason and mine I have to stand firmly with Expat on this one.

And parental responsibility, or irresponsibility, is a big factor in it as well. Too many parents today want to be their kids best friend instead of the one who guides and teaches them even if they don't like it at the time.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/20/11 at 04:59 AM
You guys, Expat and Yogi, are right where underage girls conceal their true age and have consensual sex with a man then get him for statutory rape after the fact. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, you should not have to ask for ID to make sure it is a duck under the feathers. Now, that said, no matter how a woman of any age is dressed no man should touch her without her consent. This is supposed to be a civilized society. Ideally a woman should be able to walk down the street naked and not be physically or sexually attacked. Are we there as a society yet? No, of course we are not, but that still does not make it right.
But then I am reminded of the Dave Chappelle bit were he says of scantily clothed women that if he was wearing a police uniform and someone ran up for help he could say,"Just because I am dressed this way that does not mean I am this way. So just understand ladies, you may not be a slut, but you are wearing the uniform." Which I found both funny and well put.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/20/11 at 11:54 AM
I agree with you Patty. I did not want to imply that unwanted physical contact should ensue if/when some woman wants to dress like a slut but men are, for the most part, hard wired to respond to visual signals. But if you don't want to catch fish then don't drop your line in the water.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/20/11 at 12:13 PM
Also well put sweetie.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/20/11 at 12:24 PM
Ease up Scout! I'm on your side! No, never does one have the right to force their will upon another and I never said that. What I did say was that men are visually attracted to women.

Are things different here in Greece (The Mediterranean)? You bet! When a woman spends 2 hours putting on her war paint, throws 3 months salary on a dress & shoes, diets until it hurts then walks down the street she EXPECTS to be complemented! In the US complementing a woman on her appearance can get you a law suit.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/21/11 at 01:00 AM
Scout, I apologize if this post and/or the comments were upsetting to you. I am also very sorry about the pain you have suffered because of your personal reasons. I wish I could reach out and give you a hug my friend.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/21/11 at 07:36 AM
Lets lighten things up a little.
There is no disrespect meant here to anyone or their point of view. I just thought a little humor would lighten the mood of this post a tad.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/21/11 at 08:50 AM
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