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Group Reclaiming Commonly Used Derogatory Term Towards Women

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One group is trying to reclaim a commonly used derogatory term towards women.

Advocates against rape, domestic violence, and other crimes involving women are hosting Slutwalk WV. The walk will begin at 9:30 Friday evening at the Monongalia Court House.

The group will walk up High Street to the Mountainlair and hear speakers about the issue.

"In the way that other marginalized groups have reclaimed terms that have been used against them, slut has been used against women to justify rape and domestic abuse and other things of that sort," said Isabelle Shepherd, the Lead Organizer of Slutwalk WV. "So, the idea is to reclaim the term and to protest against victim blaming in cases of sexual assault."

The members will also discuss a name change of the event at the Mountainlair Green after the march.

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