Slutwalk is one year old; what is the future of this movement? Are organizers addressing the many critiques made over the past year and, if so, how?
Meghan Murphy speaks with Zoe Bush, a member of The Feminist Action Network, a collective of women and men based at the University of Western Australia with the purpose of opposing sexism and advancing feminism both on and off campus. Zoe attended her first Slutwalk recently in Perth and spoke with Meghan about her experiences and critiques of the event.
Later on the show, The F Word facilitates a conversation between some women who recently attended an "unconference" organized by Slutwalk Vancouver in an effort to address critques and engage the community in conversations about the name and what they'd like to see this year. In particular, Slutwalk Vancouver is considering a name change and has asked for input from the community. Guests include two members of the Slutwalk Vancouver organizing team, Natasha Sanders-Kay and Jessica, as well as Jess West, a collective member at Vancouver Rape Relief and Shelter, and Chantelle Krish, Manager Advocacy and Public Relations at the YWCA Metro Vancouver.
For more information on The F Word Media Collective, please visit us online: www.feminisms.org
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