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Friday, August 12, 2011

Global Movement SlutWalk Struts Into D.C.

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."



Anonymous said...

No one is blaming victims, but if you see these things happening on a daily basis why would you wear revealing clothes? I understand you have the right to do so, but if you really want to protect yourself the best way to dress is conservatively. Not saying in any way shape or form it is the victims fault ever, but if you dont stand out then you probably wont be singled out.

Anonymous said...

The moral decline of the country.

Anonymous said...

well said 10:17