This woman's response to a conservative's degrading question is going viral for all the right reasons

Samirah Raheem’s response to ‘slut-shaming’ is going viral for all the right reasons [Photo: YouTube]

In the wake of women’s marches, rallies and the take-down of the tampon tax, the sisters really are doing it for themselves. And one SlutWalk attendee is no exception after going viral.

Samirah Raheem is a model living in Los Angeles who recently went viral after a video of her interview with Pastor Jesse Peterson was shared on twitter.


With more than 160,000 Retweets and 425,000 likes, Raheem’s response to Peterson’s inquiry as to why she considers herself a ‘slut’ has gone viral.

Because I own my body. My body is not a political playground. It’s not a place for legislation. It’s mine, and it’s my future,” she answers. 

Talkshow host and pastor, conservative Peterson is notorious for his dated opinions and views when it comes to the human rights. Last year, he attended the annual SlutWalk in Los Angeles, California, where he interviewed women by bluntly asking them if they were sluts.

Reclaiming the word, Raheem doesn’t back down when Peterson asks ‘why she’s dressed like a slut’, owning her body and her reaction to the confrontation. As for his intended-insult, according to Raheem, women are flipping the switch on what the word actually means.

It doesn’t matter what a woman’s sexual history is,” she said. “A slut is a just word that you and your fellow penises made!”

If this tweet proves anything, it’s that people everywhere can’t get enough of Raheem’s message.







The first ever SlutWalk was hosted in Toronto, Canada, in 2011 by a group of young activists. Gaining exposure when Model Amber Rose joined the movement, the aim of the SlutWalk is to provide a safe space that exposes victim blaming, sexual violence and gender inequality.

While the video was filmed at the 2017 SlutWalk in October, it recently surfaced thanks to Twitter user @CrisLuvsErrBody.

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