Buenos Aires—On a cold and rainy evening, some 200 women march through the center of Buenos Aires to raise awareness about sexual violence. Despite the weather, many demonstrators flaunt their femininity in miniskirts and knee-high boots, their bare skin exposed to the chilly winter drizzle. This “Marcha de las Putas” is part of the global SlutWalk movement protesting the idea that women dressed in revealing clothing are asking to get raped. Among the leather and lace that stop traffic along the streets of the South American capital, a topless young woman with pierced nipples and tattoos marches alongside an 8-year-old girl accompanied by her mother and grandmother. The family is carrying a poster that declares in Spanish, “I’m a slut. You’re a slut. Your mom’s a slut.” As the women—and some male supporters—chant slogans affirming their right to decide who they...
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Review Article| December 01 2011
Sex and the Barrio: A Clash of Faith in Latin America
World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (4): 34–41.
Anna Edgerton, Ina Sotirova; Sex and the Barrio: A Clash of Faith in Latin America. World Policy Journal 1 December 2011; 28 (4): 34–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0740277511434096
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