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Slut Walk

In Around the World, Videos on April 7, 2011 at 4:39 am

In Toronto, Canada a few days ago, men and women put on a ‘Slut Walk’, wearing whatever they thought represented a slut: fish nets, tank tops, slilettos…They did this in protest of a policeman’s speech to a personal security class at York University on sexual assault and rape.  According to Police Const. Michael Sanguinetti, “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”

He later apologized for his statement, but that doesn’t nullify his personal stance on the matter.  It’s frightening to think that the very person who is meant to protect women from such situations actually considers it their fault.  Of course there are precautions people can take (in any situation) but to take the blame from the perpetrator to the victim is NEVER the answer.  Do offenders suddenly not have control over themselves?

There are other walks planned – one in Boston as well.  I think this is an awesome idea and hope it spreads to more cities in the U.S. This mentality is still very much grounded in people’s minds and it needs to be quelled. 

http://nation.foxnews.com/culture/2011/04/04/slut-walk-takes-toronto

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