Ever since a cop’s comment on rape relating to women’s apparel, there has been an uproar involving women all around the world. Slutwalk is a protest march that has reoccurred throughout the world as one of the greatest feminist movements since the first rally in Toronto, Canada in April of this year. It all started on January 24, 2011 when a Toronto police officer suggested that in order to stay safe, “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Women in Toronto became outraged and decided to use their freedom and right to demand more than an apology by protesting. The protests are usually in the form of a march, filled with women, some dressed in inappropriate or what would be labeled as “slutty” clothing and some dressed normal. The Slutwalk march has taken place all over, including college campuses and even internationally in well-known parts of the world. A lot of the marches are accompanied by rape and sexually abused victims, along with other women and sometimes followed by self-defense classes. Women that join the march are walking to protest women’s rights and to reassure that it isn’t the woman’s fault when she is being victimized.
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