The focus of this study is to explore the purpose of Slutwalks and their perceived role in society. Slutwalk is a grassroots radical feminist protest against the phenomena of slut shaming and victim blaming. Much controversy surrounds this new form of feminist protest; the controversy needs to be examined in order to understand the goals and purpose of the Slutwalk. Some would argue that Slutwalks are not accessible to the entire population or all feminists. Slutwalks have arisen out of a culture that labels female victims as deviant. We must understand how this trend and the politics of victimization have evolved if we intend to understand the purpose of Slutwalks. Slutwalk as a new form of feminist protest has great potential to influence the future of the feminist movement as well as how society views victimization.
Sociology and Anthropology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Jandrey, Kelsey, "A Dress is Not a Yes: A Feminist and Sociological Analysis of Slutwalk as a Response to the Politics of Victimization - A Longitudinal Analysis of the Population of Grand Forks, North Datoka Since the 1997 Red River Flood" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 1196.
Gender and Sexuality
slutwalk, feminist, activism, violence against women, victimization
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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