SlutWalk Philadelphia

The focus of SlutWalk Philadephia is to challenge the thinking that it’s acceptable to live in a victim-blaming society. We are taught "don’t get raped," instead of "don’t rape." Our goal is to raise awareness and to start dialogues about ways in which our society perpetuates a culture that blames and shames the victim. This isn’t just a women’s issue. This isn’t just a men’s issue. This is everyone’s issue.

The Speakers and The Speeches

SlutWalk Philadelphia Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Aishah Shahidah Simmons Speech at Philadelphia SlutWalk

Aishah Shahidah Simmons speaks out at SlutWalk Philadelphia Black. Lesbian. Feminist. Mother. Warrior. Poet. Audre Lorde’s written words taught me that my silence will not protect me, and that silence is [...]

Kate Rush Cook speaks at SlutWalk Philadelphia August 6, 2011

Kate Rush Cook Speech at Philadelphia SlutWalk

Kate Rush Cook speaks out at SlutWalk Philadelphia I felt the hand before I saw it Squeezing my throat; choking me. Gasping for air. What is happening? I heard his voice, “Unlock the [...]

SlutWalk Philadelphia State Senator Daylin Leach

State Senator Daylin Leach Speech at Philadelphia SlutWalk

State Senator Daylin Leach speaks out at SlutWalk Philadelphia In the past few years across America, we have seen the beginning of an aggressive war against women. Outrageous statements and actions by [...]

SlutWalk Philadelphia Qui Alexander

Qui Alexander Speech at Philadelphia SlutWalk

Qui Alexander speaks out at SlutWalk Philadelphia   Qui Alexander delivered a passionate and inspiring speech at SlutWalk Philadelphia on August 6, 2011. A transcript of Mr. Alexander’s speech is  [...]

Deepa Kumar speaks at SlutWalk Philadelphia August 6, 2011

Professor Deepa Kumar Speech at Philadelphia SlutWalk

Deepa Kumar speaks out at SlutWalk Philadelphia Thanks to the organizers for inviting me. It’s about time we had a women’s movement in this country! Over the last three decades we have seen assault upon assault [...]

SlutWalk Philadelphia Stephanie Gilmore

Stephanie Gilmore Speech at Philadelphia SlutWalk

Stephanie Gilmore speaks out at SlutWalk Philadelphia Mi nombre es Stephanie Gilmore y yo soy una puta. My name is Stephanie Gilmore and I am a slut. Men and women, boys and girls, label me [...]

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An Open Letter

SlutWalk Philadelphia An Open Letter

We, Katie Bellis, Jake Aryeh Marcus, Nicole Roselli, and Hannah Altman, do issue this statement as leaders in organizing the SlutWalk movement in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


We condemn and renounce any and all expressions of hatred and discrimination based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed or religion that have occurred in conjunction with or as a result of our walk in Philadelphia, or any of the other walks around the world. We would especially like to disclaim the racism exhibited in the sign carried by the person who walked in SlutWalk NYC, which bore the John Lennon and Yoko Ono ...

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SlutWalk Philadelphia August 6, 2011