In 1786 BCE, the Babylonian king Hammurabi legislated the protection of prostitutes’ inheritance rights. In the Code of Hammurabi: “If a…prostitute, receives a gift from her father, and a deed in which it has been explicitly stated that she may dispose of it as she pleases ... then she may leave her property to whomsoever she pleases.”
It is very common in today’s porn for a scene to end off with an enormous, piercing, mind-blowing, body-shaking, extremely pleasurable, squirting or gushing orgasm otherwise known as female ejaculation. This overwhelming display of pleasure causes many of us to question “how come I can’t do that?” or “how can I get her to do that?” or even “where the heck does that come from?” Many women ejaculate in their casual sexual encounters. Also, there are many women who have taught themselves to ejaculate.
The SlutWalk Toronto event on April 3rd attracted thousands to the streets, generated interest globally, and has gone on to include dozens of similar events around the world. The shoulder-to-shoulder troops marched from Queen’s Park to Police Headquarters at 40 College Street to bring light to an officer’s comments labeling women and people most at risk of sexual assault as “sluts”.
“Sexual assault happens not because the way that the survivor was dressed, or because the survivor had a drink or because the perpetrator found her so attractive,” explains Erin Crickett, Public Health Coordinator of Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area). “Sexual assault happens because of an abuse of power and control. We need to really honestly examine how power is used in our society. We need to acknowledge systems of oppression like sexism exist and all be active in fighting against them. We need to stop blaming the victim.”