In response to the Toronto police officer who told a classroom full of students at Osgoode Hall Law School that women should “avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized,” a group of 1,500 protesters gathered in Toronto. Some were dressed provocatively, some weren't. They carried signs, and danced, and had a great time while making their point: Dressing like a slut and being a slut can be mutually exclusive. Neither are “bad”. And neither are an invitation to be raped.
Similar protests have been scheduled all over the world. The Boston, Mass. Slutwalk took place on Saturday. Events in London, Seattle and San Francisco are upcoming.
At the Boston Slutwalk there were more than 2,000 people whose cause sparked an interesting article on The Guardian website about how they're going about it all wrong. From the headline “SlutWalk is not sexual liberation” and from statements like “Women need to take to the streets—but not for the right to be called 'slut'”, we get the impression they're missing the point.