WASHINGTON - While the name of this international movement tends to raise eyebrows, its message is entirely serious.
The protests known as SlutWalks began in Toronto following a police officer's comment that women shouldn't dress like "sluts" if they want to avoid being raped or becoming victims of violence.
This Saturday, local organizers are bringing the global movement to the nation's capital with SlutWalk D.C.
Samantha Wright, founder of SlutWalk D.C., says she decided to organize the walk after she saw the movement spreading across the country.
"Victim-blaming is something that is universal and I really really wanted to bring the conversation here," she says.
"I wanted people to know that this attitude is out there and people really do blame victims for sexual assault."