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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.

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“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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