This year, 2012’s Radical Reads reading series will kick off with a discussion on the politics of SlutWalk. Born out of a reaction against a local police officer’s suggestion that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized,” and victim blaming culture at large, the contentious movement has seen its share of supporters and detractors alike. What effect has SlutWalk had on popular discourse regarding victim blaming? What groups have the power and privilege to reclaim the word “slut”? What are the benefits and limits in using the word “slut”? Join us for what we hope to be a lively late-afternoon discussion on the finer points of SlutWalk!
Coming out? Questioning? New to campus, to Toronto or to Canada? Not sure about queer sex? Want to meet new dyke friends? Need to unload about the latest lesbian drama explosion at Cherry Bomb?
The Centre for Women & Trans People will be serving food at the Raising Our Voice Together, a party fundraiser for the No More Silence! Rally & March for Missing & Murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
We are Cisgendered Aboriginal women, women of colour, Trans, Two spirited, Intersex and gender non-conforming people of colour uniting, sharing, learning, teaching, relaxing, agitating, supporting, debating, socializing, and MORE.
The Centre for Women and Trans People is seeking new Collective members from both the University of Toronto and the larger Toronto communities