Remember back in the middle of February, we told you about the cop in Toronto who told a classroom full of York University students that in order to avoid being raped, one must refrain from dressing like a slut? Remember how he apologized, and was disciplined?
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said the officer underwent “further training” for his stupid comment, but that wasn't good enough for the 1,500 protesters who participated in a “SlutWalk” from Queens Park to College Street. It took two hours, and it was mostly peaceful. Some folks dressed in grade A slut garb. One woman wore see-through black tights with white underwear and no pants. But most of them dressed casually, as they would in day-to-day life.
And for what? Because it's high time we do away with the widely held belief that dressing conservatively can protect you from being sexually assaulted, they say.
Says Sonya Barnett, “Slut shaming needs to be addressed.”
We were there in spirit. Check out the video. Apparently, slutwalks are being planned for cities around the globe!