SlutWalk Hong Kong 2014: 26 October (Sunday)
More information to be announced in the days to come! 更多消息會在日內公佈！
Say NO to victim blaming! 一起站出來抗議性侵犯受害者反遭社會歧視！
translation: my body, my choice.
如果你有興趣一起參與 – 我身體我話事的運動
並緊貼 SlutWalk Hong Kong 的最新動向！
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:
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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.)
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))
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.
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!
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).
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
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
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!