Would you walk down the street with a sign saying “I’m a slut”? Well, these women did.
More than 1000 women hit the streets Sunday afternoon in Toronto, Canada, in what they call a “slut walk" in response to a controversial comment made by a police constable earlier this year.
In January, Toronto Police Const. Michael Sanguinetti told a personal security class at York University that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." Sanguinetti apologized for his comments, but apparently his apology was not enough to calm down the offended women.
Women gathered at Queen’s Park, many holding colorful signs with bold statements condemning victimizing woman, such as “No one asks to be assaulted,” or “Rape is not a compliment.” Many male supporters attended as well.
“Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no,” the crowded chanted as they walked toward Toronto Police headquarters, condemning the idea that the way a woman dresses puts her at risk of sexual violence.
Sources: CBC News, Toronto Star
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