Dr. Chun Resource Library Presents: Radical Reads! Critical Reading Group

Dr. Chun Resource Library Presents: Radical Reads! Critical Reading Group

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!

Date: February 16, 2012
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Place: Dr. Chun Resource Library (at The Centre for Women and Trans People at UofT)

Tea, coffee and snacks provided!

Reading materials:

Let’s Do the SlutWalk (Guardian Cardiff)

Ready or Not, New Delhi

SlutWalk is Not Sexual Liberation

Embrace your inner slut? Um, maybe not

An Open Letter from Black Women to the SlutWalk:

The Dr. Chun Resource library is a space for community members and University of Toronto students to access factual, critical, and alternative materials that facilitate resistance to oppression among and between diverse communities. In particular the library is committed to collecting materials that reflect the local voices of our community, and the voices of those who have been marginalized and oppressed in our daily lives and in political mobilizing.