Saturday, May 19, 2012

Slut Walk 2012

I am not sure of this is a national event, but this afternoon 100's of Women and Men walked peacefully through the street of Oxford protesting against the plaining or excusing the rape by the way women dress. This movement is only a year old, starting in Toronto, Canada after a police office advised women to keep out of trouble by not dressing "like sluts".
The Oxford march started at Radcliffe Camera and I came across them in the High Street. Not exactly sure where they ended up, but good to see the public supporting and agreeing with the protesters. Was this the first Slut Walk in Oxford?  The banner has '12, not sure if this will be an annual protest?

Good article in the Oxford Student at the movement, click here

2 comments:

Steffe said...

Sad, that they need to protest like this. I have seen similar comments in the media in Sweden.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I agree with Steffe, it´s sad to be needed that protest.