A few people have drawn my eye to this Washington Post story. Delegate Ariana Kelly recently spoke out against sexual violence by telling her own story and encouraging others to join her in a "SlutWalk" this Saturday. Del. Kelly is a freshman representative, who recently took over for retiring Delegate Bill Bronrott, after winning a slot for one of the three District 16 seats in last September's Democratic Primary. Kudos to Kelly for using the pulpit of public office -- especially since the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair has shown once again how quick we are to blame or doubt the victim (still!!!).
"Kelly plans to tell that story Saturday when she speaks at the SlutWalk D.C. rally downtown. It will be the Washington debut of the provocatively named, fast-growing movement against blaming victims for sexual violence. Organizers said more than 6,000 people have signed up on Facebook to attend."SlutWalk D.C. begins Saturday at 11 a.m. in Lafayette Park and ends with a rally starting at 1 p.m. at the National Sylvan Theatre near the Washington Monument.