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Women rise against violence in dance event and street march

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 14, 2013

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DANCE and music will take place at Gloucester Docks today as part of a campaign to combat violence against women.

Dancer Thangam Dabbonaire will talk about her work at the Mariners' Chapel between noon and 2pm.

The One Billion Rising event is one of many taking place across the country.

Tonight women will dress in short skirts and high heels when they take part in a slutwalk march from the Water Poet pub, in Eastgate Street, to the Westgate pub from 7.30pm.

Slutwalks have proven to be a popular protest in places such as Bristol and London and it will be Gloucester's first.

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  • lordigaga  |  February 14 2013, 11:52PM


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  • sticks_stones  |  February 14 2013, 11:46PM

    Dancer Thangam Dabbonaire" ? Why can't the Citizen get her name and details correct? - "Thangam Debbonaire - Labour party and gender equality activist" Labour Councillor Haigh and activist Debbonaire have just insulted the victims of serious sexual assaults - young girls being dragged away, beaten and raped - this is going on, up and down the country, and rising at an alarming rate - Yet, they organise a 'circus freak show', then have a party afterwords, it's like adding 'salt to the wound'. How coincidental and ironic; that they both 'work' for the Labour party - the very ones RESPONSIBLE for the Governance of this nation, along with the'Conservatives', who have lost complete control of this country - and it's getting worse by the hour! This is a sick joke backed by a bunch of deluded 'trendy's' - more attacks and rapes = more ****walks and partys = more attacks and rapes...

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  • eyeopener  |  February 14 2013, 10:04PM

    The march is about a specific issue, the sexual assault/rape of women and how they are often blamed afterwards "she was asking for it". In the 'endless list' that was quoted it is not suggested that these other victims "were asking for it." In an even earlier posting it is said "Men as well as women are victims of robbery, rape, mugging, domestic violence, assault etc." That is true. What is different about sexual assault and rape is that the victims are predominantly female, and predominantly the victims of men. Some men are victims as well, but does that minimise the importance of female victims? The same commentator said "Why not simply a march against violence?" Why not? These women have organised their march to bring attention to a matter they care about. honslknjklyt why don't you organise a march about violence, instead of criticising their march? You said "There are all kinds of things that we can do to make our own lives that little bit more secure so that we live to fight another day." Well if you really care about the issue, where, and when, is your march against violence taking place?

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 14 2013, 7:52PM

    No its not Racoon, people get called stupid all the time Oh he shouldn't have been going to the bank on his own He should have varied his route He should have locked his window She shouldn't have trusted so and so She shouldn't have been using a walkman He shouldn't have been using his iphone in public He should have chosen a better lit area to walk home He shouldn't have wore such expensive trainers The list is endless. There are all kinds of things that we can do to make our own lives that little bit more secure so that we live to fight another day.

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  • Raccoon  |  February 14 2013, 6:47PM

    It's only when women get attacked that certain people claim that it was their own fault because of the way that they were dressed...

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 14 2013, 12:25PM

    Why not simply a march against violence? Men as well as women are victims of robbery, rape, mugging, domestic violence, assault etc. Girls and boys are also victims of violence, not only women.

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  • supernova1  |  February 14 2013, 12:04PM

    This is a storm in a 'D' cup!

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  • valhalla2010  |  February 14 2013, 9:00AM

    @TiG, please, please provide pictures of the **** march

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