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Slutwalk Delhi draws criticism for its name

delhi Updated: Jun 12, 2011 23:37 IST
Praneta Jha
Praneta Jha
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What's in a name? A lot when the 'name' of a protest movement garners more attention than its purpose. "Slutwalk is not about scantily clad women parading the streets trying to make a statement," says Umang Sabarwal, 19, who created the Slutwalk Delhi event through Facebook earlier this month, taking the cue from the one that took place in Toronto which started after a cop asked college girls to avoid "dressing like sluts" in order not to be victimised.

Over 7,000 people have confirmed their participation on Facebook for the march protesting sexual violence against women and blame-the-victim mentality, which has now been postponed from June 25 to late July.

Acknowledging the criticism the word 'slut' has been attracting from various quarters, she says, "We don't mind changing the name if it makes the movement more relatable. 'Slutwalk' is not a brand name that we have to stick to. We can even consider a name in Hindi if we come up with something suitable."