SlutWalk Hong Kong 2018: Press Invitation (採訪邀請: 香港蕩婦遊行 2018)

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採訪邀請: 香港蕩婦遊行 2018

停止性暴力!不要怪責受害者!#MeToo #ThisIsNotConsent

日期: 2018年12月2日(星期日)

時間:下午三時

地點:中環終審法院(遊行至蘭桂芳)

日前,香港首宗因#MeToo運動進入司法程序的案件於失望告終。據南華早報報道,事主承受社交媒體上惡意的攻擊、遭到辱罵並指責其誹謗,甚至被要求道歉。另一邊廂,於愛爾蘭,一位十七歲的受害少女因為事發當日穿著丁字褲,而被指同意性侵,激發新一波運動#ThisIsNotConsent。自2011年,我們正正為了反對怪責受害者(victim-blaming)而走上街頭。2018年,讓我們再次為性暴力受害者站出來,向怪責受害者說不。我們支持#MeToo,聲援#ThisIsNotConsent運動。

*Angie Ng, 香港蕩婦遊行創辦人及2017年BBC百大女性之一,將出席遊行。

 

Press Invitation: Slutwalk Hong Kong 2018

Stop Sexual Violence! Stop Victim Blaming! #MeToo #ThisIsNotConsent

Date: 2018 December 2 (Sunday)
Time:3:00 pm
Address:The Court of Final Appeal, Central (marching to Lan Kwai Fong)

Recently in Hong Kong, the first #MeToo case brought before Hong Kong’s courts ended in disappointment. According to the SCMP, the athlete “faced a vicious attack on social media, with users calling her names, accusing her of defamation and demanding an apology.” In Ireland, a 17 year-old victim was blamed for wearing a thong, prompting #ThisIsNotConsent. It is this victim blaming that we have been protesting against since 2011, and this year, we will march again to say No to sexual violence and victim blaming and Yes to supporting victims. We support the #MeToo and #ThisIsNotConsent movements.

*Angie Ng, founder of SlutWalk Hong Kong and one of the people on BBC’s 100 Women 2017 list, will be there.

 

TGR x SWHK: Our Voices, Our Stories

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Please join us for an evening of sharing and discussion with writers from the Trangender Resource Center (TGR) and SlutWalk Hong Kong (SWHK) communities. Writers, including the founders of TGR (Joanne) and SWHK (Angie), will be reading their own work. Funds raised will benefit the TGR – thank you for your support.

Seating is limited, so please get a ticket via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-voices-our-stories-tickets-52142277957

Please share this event with your friends and family on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/630336964034892/

Look foward to seeing you there!

 

 

SlutWalk Hong Kong 2018

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This year’s SlutWalk Hong Kong will be held on Sunday 2 December. We will be meeting at 3 pm in front of the Court of Final Appeal. Please email me if you’d like to volunteer, join us as a group or come support us as a member of the media.

今年香港蕩婦遊行將於十二月二日舉行。我們下午3點在終審法院面前聚集有興趣成為義工或前來採訪的朋友,可以發電郵給我。

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Bi-Monthly Meetup Group

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Since 2011, we’ve been marching annually to raise awareness about sexual violence and victim blaming.  After hearing from volunteers that it would be nice to have a regular meetup, SlutWalk Hong Kong has started a meetup group.  It is a safe space for intersectional, feminist discussion and sharing.  The idea is that each event is going to feature a speaker or article/book as a springboard for discussion.  Please join our group on either meetup.com or Facebook.  Events will be posted to both groups.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2352756901504601/

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Since 2011, we’ve been marching annually to raise awareness about sexual violence and victim blaming. Now we’ve started a meetup group, which is a safe space for intersectiona…

Check out this Meetup Group →

In April 2018, we had our first meetup, which brought together a small-but-diverse group of individuals, and we talked about how SlutWalk Hong Kong could reach a larger number of people with its message. I really appreciated everyone’s feedback at that meetup.

If you would like to volunteer as a facilitator for one of these events, share your experiences and/or be a speaker, please email me at slutwalkhongkong@gmail.com.  If you have any other ideas, please also get in touch.

I look forward to seeing you at one of the events.

Angie

P.S. I forgot to take a photo at our first meetup – the above photo was from one of our events in 2012. 🙂

Being a Guest on the 123 Show

Last month, I was a guest on Noreen Mir’s 123 Show, which is a programme on RTHK 3 that is broadcasted over lunchtime.  It was a pleasure talking to Noreen, who pointed out that I had previously mentioned her in a blog post.

In 2013, Noreen had posted an article about Lai Tung-Kwok’s request that “women not drink too much” to avoid being raped on SlutWalk Hong Kong’s Facebook page.  I then mentioned this in my blog post here: https://slutwalkhongkong.com/2013/05/16/hong-kong-security-chief-suggests-that-women-do-not-drink-too-much-in-order-to-avoid-being-raped/

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On the show, we talked about a variety of related topics, including how I started SlutWalk Hong Kong, why Hong Kong needs a SlutWalk, backlash the #MeToo movement has received (and how this backlash can be seen as a sign that those supporting to old gender hierarchy are feeling threatened), and BBC’s 100 Women list.  It’s definitely a good thing that sexual harassment and sexual violence are being discussed by so many people around the world.

From the show’s website: “On today’s 123 show we talk to Angie Ng, the founder of Slutwalk Hong Kong. Angie, who was named one of the BBC’s 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017, shares her advocacy for opposing violence against women.”

Here is a link to this episode: http://www.rthk.hk/radio/radio3/programme/1_2_3_show/episode/500141

Here is a link to the post about BBC’s 100 Women 2017: https://slutwalkhongkong.com/2017/10/31/bbcs-100-women-2017/

BBC’s The Conversation

I recently had the honour of being one of the guests on an episode of BBC’s The Conversation.  The episode is called Women Reclaiming Their Streets, and I’ve taken a screenshot from their website:

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It was wonderful to speak with a feminist activist in another part of the world and share thoughts and experiences.  We agreed that it’s empowering for women to stand up together and speak about their lives.  We also talked about how different forms of feminist activism are just different tools within our “feminist toolbox,” and that the more tools we have, the better.  This episode, as the title suggets, is also about women reclaiming their right to be in public places without having to fit social standards, such as being pleasant and smiley.  Instead, we should feel free to be angry about social injustice and voice our own thoughts and opinions.

In this episode, “Krupa Padhy meets two women who have tackled violence against women head-on, by organising eye-catching and sometimes controversial street protests.”  The other guest is Finn Mackay, “one of the UK’s most influential feminist activists. She founded the London Feminist Network in 2004, the same year that she revived the Reclaim the Night marches….”

Here is a link to this episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvs2g

 

Some Articles and Photos from SWHK 2017

My apologies for neglecting to post more on our website.  I’ve been posting most of our content on Facebook instead, and so I’ve now updated the website to include a preview of our Facebook posts on the side.  Below is a collage of some of the photos from our march in 2017, followed by the press coverage we received.  Thank you for your support!

 

 

Chinese:

http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/chinese-news-42046090

https://m.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20171105/s00005/1509817473798

http://nextplus.nextmedia.com/news/latest/20171126/560593

 

English:

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/13/slutwalk-protesters-march-sexual-violence-victim-blaming/

http://www.plug-magazine.com/slutwalk-2017/

BBC’s 100 Women 2017

SlutWalk Hong Kong is proud to share that Dr. Angie Ng, the founder of SlutWalk Hong Kong, has been included in BBC’s 100 Women 2017 list.

Here is the link to the original BBC article (she’s face #89 on their facewall): BCC’s 100 Women 2017.  Here is the link to the Apple Daily article about this (in Chinese): Apple Daily and BCC’s 100 Women 2017.

Here is a message from Angie:

A big thank you to all past and present supporters, marchers, organisers and volunteers. We’ve been marching together since 2011, and it’s wonderful to see that more and more people around the world are talking about sexual harassment and sexual violence.  Let’s continue to raise awareness about the issues and fighting victim blaming!

Articles etc from SWHK 2016

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Here are a few articles/photo essays from this year’s SlutWalk Hong Kong.

Chinese:

Through Our Lens:我要性自主,不要性暴力!香港蕩婦遊行2016照片集

http://udn.com/news/story/7332/2058754
http://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20161031/s00002/1477850794200
http://www.metroradio.com.hk/news/live.aspx?SearchText&NewsId=20161030151630&page=2
http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20161031/19817752

English:
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/31/pictures-slutwalk-hong-kong-protests-victim-blaming-body-choice/

Hong Kong Slut Walk Draws Many In Effort To Rid City Of Sexual Assault

For more articles and pictures, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SlutWalkHongKong/