SlutWalk Melbourne: Negotiating Feminisms and Organising Activists

  • Jessamy Gleeson


This chapter contributes a personal insight into, and reflection upon, the process of organising and enacting a contemporary feminist march. Focusing on SlutWalk Melbourne, the chapter considers how immaterial, digital, and emotional labour are performed within the campaign and how activists handle incidents of burnout and stress. “SlutWalk Melbourne: Negotiating Feminisms and Organising Activists” concludes with an examination of how different forms of feminism and various intersectional values are incorporated into the campaigning process. Gleeson reflects on how SlutWalk Melbourne negotiates its position within the broader landscape of feminist activism and what steps can be taken next by the campaign to ensure the continued practice of intersectionality.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessamy Gleeson
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  1. 1.Swinburne University of TechnologyEast MelbourneAustralia

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