SlutWalk as perifeminist response to rape logic: the politics of reclaiming a name

Annie Hill

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Abstract

Questions about the meaning and value of SlutWalk have generated considerable public debate. This article explores how SlutWalk subverts rape logic, rendering it apparent and absurd while circulating counterclaims to oppose sexual violence. By reclaiming “slut” through performative protest and political mobilization, SlutWalk offers trenchant critiques of rape logic's conflation of clothes and consent. Although media and feminist commentators alike met this protest strategy with skepticism, I argue that SlutWalk enacts a perifeminist response to rape logic that demonstrates the subversive power of reclaiming a name.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
JournalCommunication and Critical/ Cultural Studies
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

Keywords

  • SlutWalk
  • feminism
  • perifeminist response
  • rape logic
  • victim blaming

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