17 seconds

A woman is raped every 17 seconds in South Africa.

A woman, not a slut.

That woman could be a granny, a mom, a teacher, a dancer, a lawyer, a cashier, a nun, a doctor, a farm worker, a singer, a student, a social worker, a teenager, a bookkeeper, a married woman, a virgin, a lesbian, a straight woman, a woman who wears a burka, a woman who wears jeans, a woman who wears a short skirt, a woman who wears takkies, a woman who wears heals, a woman who wears make up,  a woman who wears no make up, a woman!

That woman was not raped because she wore sexy or revealing clothing.  She was raped because a man raped her.

We should be teaching our boys and men not to rape!  Not telling woman not to dress a certain way or talk a certain way or behave a certain way.  Men should NOT rape!

This year on 9th of August we will be holding the second annual Johannesburg SlutWalk.

Please join us!

When: 9 August 2012

Where:  The march starts at Zoo Lake Sports Club

Time:  We will gather at 10:30am, you can drop of rape survivor bags, listen to a few speeches and  get into the mood before we head off for the march

Dress code:  Whatever you want to wear! Bra and panties, a burka, dress as a clown, your pj’s, a ballgown, a business suit.  Its totally up to you!

Who:  You, your mom, your grandpa, your kids,  your colleagues, your neighbour, your bus driver, your accountant, your dog (as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them)

You can join our Facebook group here.

RSVP to our event on FB.

Twitter here.

Our website.

Donate (we are a totally not for profit organisation (in the process of registering for a PBO number) and rely on donations and the kindness of others).

3 Replies to “17 seconds”

  1. Such an important message!! Your sisters here in Israel salute you in your efforts and will march proudly with you in spirit!

  2. these statistics are so unbelievable and horrific. the worst thing is that behind each statistic is a person and a long road to reclaiming a life and sense of self without having to be blamed for being victimized in the first place.

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