Tuesday, 4 September 2012
The protest received wide-spread media coverage last year and represents an important public statement about rape - and tackles conceptions of people 'asking for it' when it comes to rape. Put simply, Slutwalk is the radical notion that nobody deserves to be raped.
Campaigners describe on their website the background to the campaign: 'On 24th January 2011, a Toronto policeman told a group of law students that in order to avoid being raped ‘women should avoid dressing like sluts’. This sparked outrage around the globe, with sluts and allies from Chicago to Amsterdam standing up and saying that we have had ENOUGH of being victimised and labelled, speaking out for freedom, equality and fun and saying that nobody gets to tell us how to be women...We believe that rape is always the fault of the rapist, never the survivor. And until that attitude is held globally, we will continue to speak up.'
Read more and find out about the campaign here.