Event: FuckWalk—The Floodgates Have Opened.

SlutWalk seems to have opened the gates for a whole host of Walks, the latest being FuckWalk, a protest at Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station “in response to the government’s proposal of permanent legislation for on-the-spot fines for indecent, offensive or disorderly language,” on Saturday 25th June between 2pm and 3pm.

This is all well and good, as I think the legislation is bogus and the cops have a plethora of other illegal behaviours to worry about, but I worry that a Walk for any little movement that people happen to take issue with could undermine the larger issues Walks have been beneficial for, ie. SlutWalk. (So I might be a little biased… So what?!)

At the end of the day, as I have written before, words are just words. Fuck, shit, dick and in some cases, even cunt (though I know for most, it’s still a loaded one) have lost most of their meaning, and are mostly just said for added effect or emphasis.

It’s the “backwards and extremely offensive views that go along with” the words that we should be walking against.

Related: Event: Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Break My Slutty Stride.

Event: SlutWalk.

Image via Frederik Hermann.

3 thoughts on “Event: FuckWalk—The Floodgates Have Opened.

  1. Maybe it’s just me getting older or what not but I hate it when I’m on a tram and I have a bunch of foul mouthed clowns sitting behind me. Now I’m the first to get offended, far from it, but I’m thinking of the other people on the tram and the lack of consideration by the swearers. Now we’re all entitled to free speech but swearing in a public place is hardly considered getting a message across in a manner that free speech is normally reserved. I’ve been walking with my mother down the street back in the day and to have her ears subjected to motherfucking cunt sucker is something that maybe should stay indoors.

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