Thursday, July 18, 2019

<p>‘Asking for it’</p> <p>Why the SlutWalk Critique of Rape Culture Doesn’t Go Far Enough:</p><p>Respect, Consent, and the Problem of Shame</p>

‘Asking for it’

Why the SlutWalk Critique of Rape Culture Doesn’t Go Far Enough:

Respect, Consent, and the Problem of Shame

November 12, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode
What’s wrong with rape? As soon as we scratch the surface of the problem we encounter the deep complexity of human relations. It is important to recognize this complexity, particularly when the discussion of sexuality – arguably the most intimate form of human relations – is played out in exultant parades in which triumphantly brandished signs defend “slut pride” by proclaiming things like “my short skirt has nothing to do with you”, “we’re taking ‘slut’ back”, and “I’m a human not a sandwich”.