A Toronto police officer who remarked that if women stopped dressing like sluts they wouldn't be raped, has sparked a new movement called "Slut Walks".
An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer's flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like "sluts" to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in the United States.SlutWalk protests take off in the US
The police officer made his comments in January to a group of York University students at a safety forum. He later apologised, but his comments were publicised widely on Facebook and Twitter. They inspired a march in Toronto last month that drew more than 3,000 people, as well as SlutWalks since then in Dallas, Asheville, North Carolina, and Ottawa, Ontario.We should be so proud.
In addition to Boston, marches are planned in cities including Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, Reno, Nevada, and Austin, Texas. 'The event is in protest of a culture that we think is too permissive when it comes to rape and sexual assault,' said Siobhan Connors, 20, of Lynn, Massachusetts, another Boston organiser. 'It's to bring awareness to the shame and degradation women still face for expressing their sexuality ... essentially for behaving in a healthy and sexual way.'
And let's not forget the Harper appointed judge who let a rapist go free because he said that the victim dressed too sexy.
And another judge has opened the door to "being too drunk" as a defense agaisnt charges of sexual assault.
Women's loss of rights in Canada is being noticed. Just sadly, not in Canada.