SlutWalk London: Rape Survivors Speak Out
WE ALL WANT JUSTICE AND PROTECTION FROM RAPE. Sign our petition to protect all rape survivors and prosecute rapists.
“We got told that he would be arrested 2 weeks after I made the allegation. It took 4 months. In that time they called me in and the detective sat me down and asked me how a teenage child could understand what rape was and that I had to take responsibility for my actions that night.”
“You feel that if I report this, where am I going to live? How am I going to survive? Who is going to look after me? Because the government has already washed their hands of me. When you do get the courage to report, the first thing you get when you go to the police station is ‘what is your status?’ Then they’re calling the UK Border Agency. Before you know it you’ve been raped, you’ve been sexually violated, and you find yourself in the back of the van back to the detention centre.”
“I don’t like the term victims because we’re still here. We are survivors. Every day we are getting out of bed – or sometimes not – but every day we are making it through another day and that makes us strong and it makes us survivors.”
A film by SlutWalk London with Women Against Rape and Black Women’s Rape Action Project, and the English Collective of Prostitutes.
Why I am marching at SlutWalk 2012
- ‘Slutwalkers’ take protest to Downing Street (independent.co.uk)
- Scantily-clad women to protest low rape conviction rate (itv.com)
- 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Slutwalk Johannesburg (cybersass.com)
- Action Alert: Strike Out Rape Culture, NYC! (sherights.com)
- Toronto women Take Back the Night in march against sexual violence (metronews.ca)