New York City Premiere
“Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”
This quote by a Toronto police officer galvanized two young feminists to create the first SlutWalk in early 2011, unleashing a global political movement. On October 1st, 2011, SlutWalk came to New York City, and filmmaker Therese Shechter was there with her camera to record the march. Often sensationalized and mis-characterized as a march demanding the right to dress like ‘sluts,’ its true aim was to shed the stereotypes and dangerous myths of rape–that a woman asks for or deserves it–and put the blame on those who perpetrate it. One of the largest feminist actions in New York City in recent times, SlutWalk was empowering to many–and controversial and exclusionary to many others.
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014 12PM
Location: Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theater, Diana Center LL200
Director Therese Shechter will participate in the discussion following Shorts Program I.
Editor: Therese Shechter
Producer: Therese Shechter