When I first heard that there was gonna be a SlutWalk in Delhi I was excited. I was even more excited when the Hindi channels headlined the event as a 'Besharmi Morcha'. Besharmi ?!!! What? And a Morcha!!!! Hell yeah! Sign me up (!!!)
So this past Sunday when I witnessed the mechanics of the SlutWalk I was massively disappointed. For starters I saw no Slutting and I was even more distressed when I saw no Walking.
I saw plenty of people interested in female emancipation sitting. Maybe the event must have been named 'Slut Sitting'. There were people singing, perhaps even 'SLUT SINGING' instead of the term SlutWalk might have suited the occasion better.
Before you term me a misogynist, a male chauvinist and a female rights hater please know that I am not protesting a woman's right to dress the way she wants, etc. I am humbly stating the fact that I can't be asked to take a SlutWalk seriously if it features too much Talking, Singing, Dancing, Gesturing but very little ACTUAL WALKING. Get it?
It was even more astonishing to see Men outnumber the Women at a SlutWalk. I did not know at times if I was watching a PIMP WALK or a SLUT WALK. I had no idea so many men cared about a woman's right to dress the way she wants. To see so many men assembled in one place supporting women and a woman's right to wear short skirts and miniskirts without being dirtily ogled at was definitely a case of some men not skirting the issue.
In India the success or failure of an event is judged purely by its ability to cause a traffic jam. Longer the jam, more successful the event. On this criterion I am inclined to say that the SlutWalk was not that successful and this is where the WALK of the SlutWalk becomes important. A walking crowd would have blocked the roads hence making the traffic jam. This Delhi SlutWalk saw marginal walking and more stationary singing and dancing.
I hope the SlutWalk gains more momentum in future and makes an actual difference in attitudes towards women. For the organizers however my advice is simple - Less Talking, More Walking Please.
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