via BBC News
A new protest movement sparked by a policeman’s ill-judged advice to women students to “avoid dressing like sluts” has taken root in the US and Canada.
Thousands of people – some dressed in jeans, others more provocatively – are taking part in marches, or “SlutWalks”.
The aim, say organisers, is to highlight a culture in which the victim rather than rapist or abuser is blamed.
About 2,000 people took part in a “SlutWalk” in Boston on Saturday.
Boston organiser Siobhan Connors explained: “The event is in protest of a culture that we think is too permissive when it comes to rape and sexual assault.
“It’s to bring awareness to the shame and degradation women still face for expressing their sexuality… essentially for behaving in a healthy and sexual way.”
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