The stated goal of the Slutwalk movement is for women to take ownership of the word “slut”. They were/are not particularly effective in doing so, and it important to understand why this is.
The movement got its start what a Toronto Police Officer suggested to a young woman that she might be safer at night if she showed less skin. This sensible advice was taken a large affront and slutwalk marches were organized as a reslut. (I know, it doesn’t make any sense to me either. It is similar to the time when the Dixie Chicks criticized George W. Bush, were criticized for what they said, and responded by doing a nude magazine photo shoot).
Anyway, the supposed purpose of these walks was to “take ownership of the word slut”. And why would this be their goal? Perhaps in order to make who they are (sluts) and what they do (slut around) more acceptable.
As it turned out, the movement was not particularly successful. Why would this be? After all, feminists have been success in many other areas with respect to getting their agenda accepted. But it was not to be in this case. It really comes down to the fact that men do not respect sluts and are normally not particularly interested in marrying them. High ranking men, low ranking men, all men can agree on this. There would seem to be something built-in and visceral that makes this happen (though perhaps with modern training it can be overcome). And where human nature is strong, human nature often wins.
The slutwalks were a bridge too far. Women have through the years mostly stopped explicit slut-shaming, but they can never change how men truly feel.