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Slut Walk Gains International Support


A few weeks ago in Toronto, April 3 to be exact. Women took to the streets walking in their most provocative clothing and signs with others (men) that supported their beliefs. The idea of the Slut Walk was organized after a police officer Constable Michael Sanguinetti  while speaking at York University advised the students to avoid becoming a victim of assault by not wearing slutty clothing. This comment sparked outrage from the students and surrounding  community.

Others in Canadian cities and around world have joined the cause. The are walks to be held in Amsterdam, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zeland and the U.S. The message that these people are promoting is that a woman should be able to wear anything that she wants without being a victim.

When I first heard the name “Slut Walk”  I was put off, but when I later found out the message behind the walk I can do nothing more than support it. My position being a female, a mother of girl, and a person with 3 sisters I can only agree and support the worthy cause. Women should have equal right and be free of victimization no matter what they wear!

The officer later apologized and the police chief of Toronto Bill Blair claimed that the officer was young and inexperienced. Bullshit he knew exactly what he said I believe that many men and even women in our society like to blame the victim when a woman is assaulted.

People usually ask “What was she wearing?”  and consider scanty, tight, revealing clothing enough of reason to take a woman’s dignity and power. As we move further into the 21st century people must realize that women should be safe and supported no matter what they have on.

I have added this clip by Dave Chappelle because it outlines the perception that is held by men and also talks about cops and it’s damn funny!

INGZZZ

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