On Saturday I went to the London Slutwalk with a few Nottingham feminists. I had such a wonderful time; it was probably the best feminist events I’ve ever been to! The Nottingham slutwalkers held a crafternoon earlier in the week, where they made the following wonderful placards:
There were some incredibly inventive banners, signs, and costumes – some serious ones, and some silly ones:
What amazed me the most was the diversity of people marching! As well as young women, there were loads of men with awesome banners and costumes:
A dog in a basque (which I sadly couldn’t find a photo of! if you have a photo, let me know in the comments and I’ll link it!)
And some ridiculous fancy-dress:
I also met the lovely people from feminist blog Bad Reputation, who had a great banner:
After a tiring 2-hour march in the sun, all 3000 of us poured into Trafalgar Square for the rally. It was uncomfortably hot – damn you BBC weather for telling me to prepare for rain! I was melting in my black slut outfit! But despite my discomfort, the rally was incredibly inspiring, and seeing the sheer volume of protesters gathered together was an amazing feeling.
A little while later, we were interrupted by a naked bike ride. London is amazing.
Here are some more posts about Slutwalk that are better than mine:
Political Scrapbook: The Ten Best Signs from the Slutwalk - http://bit.ly/jMO9i
Lesbilicious: Slutwalk London June 2011, An Eyewitness Account - http://www.lesbilicious.co.uk/campaigns-politics/slutwalk-london-june-2011-an-eyewitness-account/
HarpyMarx: London Slutwalk - http://harpymarx.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/london-slutwalk/
Urban 75: London Slutwalk 2011 - http://www.urban75.org/blog/london-slutwalk-2011-full-photo-report/