Slutwalk and the Negation of Female Sexuality

Written by Father Bill 1 Comment

LisaVanDyke.wordpress.comNewly discovered blogger and journalist (newly by me, that is) has written a fascinating blog on the phenomenon of slutwalks — parades down the streets of a city by women dressed as sluts.  In another one of those protests by feminists which do far more to advance tedium than the welfare of women, slutwalks paradoxically negate the very female sexuality they are supposed to glorify.

It remineds me of one of Chesterton’s bon mots: “The do not know what they are doing, because they do not know what they are undoing.”

At any rate, Phillips gives a great analysis of the phenomenon, pitting the slutwalk agenda against Wendy Shalit’s A Return to Modesty.

Check him out.

1 Comment

  1. Michael McMillan   |  Wednesday, 09 November 2011 at 10:15 pm

    They hold special events for doing this? I thought it was the daily practice of this modern era. Ho hum, another bum. Things are pretty bad when the normal sluttiness becomes old hat, and you have to go out of your way to celebrate it.

    So, women are empowered by being slutty? Feminism foolishly marches on.

    Unfortunately, many evengelical, supposedly conservative females fall under the same delusions about their appearance not being sexual or provocative, and woe be it unto anyone questioning the appropriateness of their dress. I can’t count the times I’ve been told, when daring to whisper a comment about the sluttiness of a particular Christian’s appearance, that “it doesn’t matter what one wears, it is their heart that counts!” They are always quite emphatic when asserting this gospel truth. The corollary is always that it’s the men’s fault for thinking it is sexual. I’m talking about Christians! They would not endorse a Slut Walk, but the reasoning is still similar — they would strongly resent being told something might be provocative or immodest. [So no one says anything.]

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