SWHK 2013 – Pictures etc


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It has been two years since we first marched on 04 Dec 2011.  Here are some photos and other tidbits from this year’s SlutWalk Hong Kong, which took place on 24 Nov 2013.  Thanks to everyone who participated and supported us this year!

Article on HongWrong: http://hongwrong.com/slutwalk-hong-kong/

Posts by United Social Press/社運聯合媒體:

-including video of Father Franco Mella singing towards supporters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J10idcMDG10

-「Slutwalk蕩婦遊行」的參與者手持「唔好教我點著衫,教下d人咪強姦」標語,批評社會在性暴力發生時往往諉過受害者的風氣。 … along with this photo.

Article on Demotix:


Post on Global Voices:



Photos from supporters:


By Mary Chan


By Mary Chan


By Mary Chan


By Mary Chan


By Dan Gar


By Dan Gar


By Dan Gar


By Dan Gar

Press Release: SlutWalk Hong Kong Lan Kwai Fong Protest

Time: Nov 15 (Friday) 8pm
Location: Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Form: Protesters will wear a box with sexual violence facts, for people to read; speeches; chanting; giving out flyers
Gathering: 7.45pm, at Central station exit D1
Organisers: Slutwalk Hong Kong, Socialist Action
Attend: Legislative councilor Leung Kwok Hung (Longhair)
Contact: 9418 9988 Sally

This year will be the 3rd year SlutWalk Hong Kong has taken place, as part of the international SlutWalk movement which originated in Canada.  Slutwalk Hong Kong is going to Lan Kwai Fong to have a protest action as a promotion of the 2013 march (Nov 24 will be Slutwalk).  Legislative councilor Longhair is also coming to support this protest action.

Sexual violence against women has become more serious in Hong Kong and internationally, and the ideology of victim blaming, too. In May this year, the secretary for Security Lai Tung-Kwok said “Young women should avoid drinking too much”, when there was a shocking 60% increase in the number of rapes over the same period last year. We must say, “Rapists and rape culture are the cause of rape!”

(Please Note: A Chinese version of this press release has also been distributed.)

Pre-March Discussion Event: 23 Nov, 2013

旺角序言書言/HK Reader

地址/Address︰旺角西洋菜南街68號7字樓/Mongkok, Saiyeungchoi Street 68, 7th Floor
(旺角地鐵站D3/E2出口,Body Shop對面/Mongkok MTR exit D3/E2, across from Body Shop))

主講/speakers include:
Angie Ng (香港蕩婦遊行發起人, SWHK)
Sally (社會主義行動, Socialist Action)

Ann Wu (Consider the Trouble)

聯絡/Contact Person:Sally 9418 9988

Slut Walk Hong Kong將會在11月24日(星期日)舉行香港第三屆的蕩婦遊行。「蕩婦遊行」源自於加拿大警官在2011年一個大學安全演講時表示「女性要避免性侵,就不應穿的像蕩婦般暴露」,引發全國民眾不滿,第一次「蕩婦遊行」就在多倫多舉行。至今,全球多個國家與地區都相繼舉行「蕩婦遊行」,女性以抗爭行動說出:「我的穿著,並不是受到性侵犯的理由!」





The third SlutWalk Hong Kong will be on 24 Nov, 2013. The movement started in 2011 when a police officer in Toronto spoke at a campus safety event at York University and told students not to ‘dress like sluts’ if they didn’t want to be sexually assaulted. After an initial protest, SlutWalks were started in various locations around the world, showing that the blaming of victims of sexual assault is a global problem.

Secretary Lai’s statement warning ‘young women’ to avoid ‘drinking too much’ in order to not be sexually assaulted illustrated how widespread patriarchal, victim-blaming views were within various government institutions.

In Hong Kong, 90% of victims do not report their assaults due to feelings of shame. In a recent survey, more than 25% of women in the territory indicated they had experienced domestic abuse, 20% of which had been raped. Hong Kong does NOT have legislation against marital rape.

In today neo-liberal environment, social services are being cut, with the burden for caring being further forced upon women. Meanwhile, the beauty industry continues to exploit women and distort social perceptions of femininity. Last year, the bus gang rape in India horrified the world, which saw the oppression of women getting worse.

The women’s movement must fight not only gender oppression but multiple forms of inequality, such as racial and social inequality, in order to succeed.

SlutWalk Hong Kong 2013 – 24 Nov (Sunday/星期日)

This year, our third year, we will be meeting at 1300 in front of the Bell Tower (NOT: large TV screen) in Times Square and heading to Southorn Playground. Please join us in showing society that sexual violence and victim blaming are NOT acceptable!

今年,也是SW的第三年,我們將會1300時在時代廣場的鐘樓前集合 (不是:大屏幕電視),然後前往修頓球場。請加入我們的行動,對性暴力和受害者的指責說不!

Secretary Lai told young women to not drink to much in order to avoid getting raped.  WHAT? Join us at Times Square on 24 Nov (Sun) @ 1300.

Secretary Lai told young women to not drink to much in order to avoid getting raped. WHAT? Join us at Times Square on 24 Nov (Sun) @ 1300.

Speakers to include: Franco Mella/金仔, Betty (Ziteng), PhilGuys (sorry if I mispelled your name!), Dr. Sam Winter (HKU), Dr. Brenda Alegre (HKU), Dr. Puja Kapal (HKU) and Sally Tang (Socialist Action).

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slutwalkhongkong/

Hashtag: #slutwalkhongkong2013

SWHK 2013

Please stay tuned for more information concerning this year’s march, to be held on 24 Nov (Sunday), and gatherings leading up to this.

For now, here is an article (in Chinese) on local police’s suggestion that victims who have been drugged and raped should just think of it as if they had had a one night stand or had been ‘crushed by a ghost’. So wrong. http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20131023/18475906


This Saturday: Action against Cheng and his discriminatory speech against ‘porn stars’

If ‘porn stars’ can’t be chief-executive candidates, then wouldn’t it be fair if ‘porn watchers’ also couldn’t become candidates! Double standard! (For more information, see: http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=135730&sid=39987387&con_type=3&fb_source=message).

The Hong Kong Women’s Coalition on Equal Opportunities is organising a demonstration for this Saturday, against Cheng Yiu Tong and his discriminatory speech against ‘porn stars’. Please join and show your support!

「抗議鄭耀棠歧視艷星行動」 日期:2013年7月27日(六) 時間:上午10:30 地點:金鐘海富中心KFC 聯絡人:63957171(家儀)/64476329(家齊)

Time: 27.7 (sat) 10:30 am. Meet up: KFC Admiralty. Contact. Ka Yee 63957171 and Ka Chi 64476329

Hong Kong Security Chief suggests that women do not ‘drink too much’ in order to avoid being raped

Lai Tung-Kwok’s comments have gone global as an example of officials blaming victims. Our official take on this, as given in a statement to AFP by Angie, is that: “Secretary Lai’s statement reveals how pervasive rape myths are in the government and society at large. The fact that rapists are acquainted with victims is nothing new to those carrying out research in this field, fighting sexual violence and/or working with victims. The construction of rapists as deranged, sex-starved strangers who attack women in dark alleyways is just a rape myth used to invoke fear in women and control our bodies. Another rape myth illustrated by his comments is that victims bring rape on themselves; in reality, rapists are the ones who choose to rape and hence cause it. There needs to be a shift away from blaming victims and trying to control women to questioning why society does not do more to prevent people from raping others and supporting victims.”

For a link to the original article posted by Noreen Mir on our Facebook page as well as a photo shared by PassionTimes comparing blaming victims for ‘drinking too much’ to wearing ‘sexy clothing’, please continue reading!

Photo posted on SWHK's FB page by Noreen Mir.

Photo posted on SWHK’s FB page by Noreen Mir.


Photo shared publicly on FB by Passiontimes.

Photo shared publicly on FB by Passiontimes.

In Solidarity with Jane Doe of Steubenville

SlutWalk Hong Kong and UniteWomen.org stand in solidarity with Jane Doe of Steubenville and all victims of sexual violence!

part of unitewomen.org's campaign, in support of Jane Doe of Steubenville

part of unitewomen.org’s campaign, in support of Jane Doe of Steubenville

You can also show your support by sending in a waist-up photo of yourself with a one- or two-sentenced message.  Email it to unitewomenawareness@gmail.com with “Stand Against Rape” in the subject line.

SWHK in Solidarity with Jane Doe!  Stop victim blaming!

14 Feb 2013: One Billion Rising (Hong Kong)

Finalised Details as Confirmed by Organiser

Happy Vday!

Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013, 8 -10 pm
Host: Rama Kulkarni
Location:statute square, in central

Join the Hong Kong event: http://onebillionrising.org/page/event/detail/wly
For general information: http://onebillionrising.org/
Sign up on Facebook to receive updates on event: https://www.facebook.com/events/480900971952317/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Happy New Year!

As you may have heard, the victim of gang rape in India died due to the horrid injuries sustained. There have been mass actions in India, and in support of the victim and those taking action, people in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia etc have organised their own protests or candlelight vigils at Indian embassies and consulate. Please start or join one of these actions if you can. Also, please hold your own vigil and send a pic to the Indian embassy/consulate near you; SWHK’s is below.


Please do sign this petition and forward it to friends and family:


Hope that 2013 brings an improvement to the situation of women in, not only India, but all around the world; let’s keep up the fight for equality!




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