Friday, April 1, 2011

Slutwalk Toronto 2011

Just realized that I hadn't promoted this on my blog yet.

The Slut Walk this Sunday in Toronto is in response to a statement made on January 24th by a representative of the Toronto Police Force that "women should avoid dressing like sluts if they don't want to be raped." We will be walking from Queen's Park South to the Toronto Police Headquarters.

Because it doesn't matter what you wear, what you act like, what people say about you, if you say no, that should be all you ever have to do to prevent rape from happening. The burden of rape is not on a survivor that dressed in revealing clothing, it's on the rapist who attacked that survivor.

So, come one, come all, and stand with us for better training for police officers, for greater understanding of rape culture, for a day where we stand together and ignore slut-shaming, for making a very clear message with this walk.

RSVP on Facebook and I'll see you there.

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