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CFP: "This is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like": Perspectives on the Slutwalk Movement

CALL FOR PAPERS
Demeter Press
is seeking submissions for an edited collection 
"This is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like":
Perspectives on the Slutwalk Movement
Editors: Alyssa Teekah, Erika Jane Scholz,
May Friedman and Andrea O'Reilly
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: April 15, 2013!
PUBLICATION DATE: May 2014
We seek various and diverse feminist perspectives on Slutwalk as both experience and movement. In April 2011, a team of five people put together Slutwalk Toronto, a protest responding to slut shaming and victim blaming culture, exemplified by a recent event at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. In the name of campus "safety", Toronto Police Constable Michael Sanguinetti advised "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized". The sentiment of those in the over 3000 crowd that day were shared by folks around the globe - leading to over 200 Slutwalks internationally and the establishment of "Slutwalk" organizing groups.

This collection seeks to engender a critical engagement with the global phenomenon of the Slutwalk movement, considering both its strengths and limitations. We welcome submissions, which take up Slutwalk through a feminist lens (broadly defined) considering Slutwalk as a successful social movement, a site of tremendous controversy, and an ongoing discussion among and between waves of feminists across the life cycle and across the globe. While the collection seeks to unpack the discursive performance of Slutwalk, we also welcome experiential submissions that explore the experiences of people who attended Slutwalks. This collection aims to bring together scholars, activists, community members and other authors. Submissions may include scholarly writing, art, photography, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

Topics can also include (but are not limited to):
Tensions between second and third wave feminism; the impact of social media; protest, activism and social movements, identity politics; impact of and responses to Slutwalk; intersectional analyses of Slutwalk; bodies and embodiment; queer, critical race, critical disability and other engagements with Slutwalk; sex-positive feminism; performativity; role of Slutwalk in feminist history and feminist futures; Slutwalks held in non-Western contexts; and impact of the word "slut".
Submission Guidelines
Abstracts: 250 words. Please include a 50-word biography
Deadline for abstracts is April 15, 2013
Please send submissions and inquiries directly to:
Alyssa Teekah, Alyssa.teee@gmail.com
Erika Jane Scholz, erikajscholz@gmail.com
May Friedman, may.friedman@ryerson.ca
Andrea O'Reilly: aoreilly@yorku.ca

Completed manuscripts not exceeding 18 pages (4500 words) will be due October 31, 2013, and should conform to MLA guidelines. Acceptance is contingent and will depend upon the
strength and fit of the final piece.
Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is, however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think their work is so wonderful.

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