2nd Chapter of Slut Walk Kolkata 2013 braved rains and marched to success

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“This is, simply put, a march dedicated to anti-victimization of people of any gender, who have been, or are being sexually molested, harassed, or abused”

“Slut Walkers“a group of like minded people who strongly believe that no human being should be bound by the societal norms of gender identity and should be given complete freedom to live and present themselves in public the way they wish to, organized the 2nd chapter of their solidarity march proudly addressed as Slut Walk Kolkata on June 7th, 2013. The march started from Jadavpur University and ended at Triangular Park and witnessed the presence of students, professors, professionals and people from different factions of the society.

With bright body and face paints, glaring horns and bold slogans, the marchers tried to spread the message that every individual is free to live the way he or she wants to and the society or societal norms cannot govern and channelize their behavior in any particular way.

Sexual harassment and victim blaming that has become such a major country wide issue was also taken up by the group. The walkers spoke out loud against people trying to govern the life style of women by making the issue of women safety a shield that can safeguard them from being labeled as orthdox.

With absolutely no political threads, the Slut Walk Kolkata which will now be an annual Jadavpur affair, very well portrayed the “Slut Pride” and in their own small way tried to bring about a change in the society and mindsets of people.

 

 

 

Views presented by fellow Slut Walkers are also available at http://slutwalkkol.blogspot.in/

Photographs by: Amitav Sarkar

 

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