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Here are a few photos from SlutWalk Hong Kong 2018. If you’re interested in volunteering for SlutWalk Hong Kong, please email us. Look forwarding to hearing from you.
Loud, Angry & Not Sorry artwork credit: @n_nyn
It was so fun being the guests on Melbourne’s Loud, Angry & Not Sorry. Click here to listen to this episode of the podcast. Thank you to Leah and Addy for the invitation and great discussion.
Stay tuned for more exciting things, including a SlutWalk panel discussion in June.
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採訪邀請: 香港蕩婦遊行 2018
*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)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any other ideas, please also get in touch.
I look forward to seeing you at one of the events.
P.S. I forgot to take a photo at our first meetup – the above photo was from one of our events in 2012. 🙂
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/
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/
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:
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