SlutWalk explores representations of the global anti-rape movement of the same name, in mainstream news and feminist blogs around the world. It reveals strategies and practices used to adapt the movement to suit local cultures and contexts and explores how social media organized, theorized and publicized this contemporary feminist campaign.
Kaitlynn Mendes is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research examines representations of feminism and feminist activism in news, feminist blogs and social media. She is author of Feminism in the News (2011) and Feminist Erasures (edited with Kumarini Silva, 2015).
1. Introduction 2. Contextualising the Issues 3. Situating SlutWalk 4. Representing the Movement: SlutWalk Challenges Rape Culture 5. Representing the Movement: SlutWalk is Misguided or Opposed 6. SlutWalk Hierarchies and Organisers' Roles 7. SlutWalk, Community and Cyberactivism 8. Conclusion