SlutWalk 2015 marches on in Vancouver again to address rape culture

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      If you're not aware of what SlutWalk is all about, the activist movement began in reaction to a Toronto police officer's comment in 2011 that in order for women to remain safe, they should be careful how they dress and should avoid "dressing like sluts".

      The intent is to raise awareness of victim-blaming and address rape culture.

      The first SlutWalk was held in Toronto and has since been held in various countries around the world.

      All genders are welcome, as one of their goals is to emphasize that this isn't a women's problem but a societal one, and participants can wear whatever they want.

      The event has drawn both support and criticism, and has faced confusion and misinterpretation as one organizer informed us in an interview in 2013.

      This year's SlutWalk Vancouver will begin at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street) at 2 p.m. on Sunday (June 7) with a number of speakers, followed by a march through downtown Vancouver.

      For more information, visit the SlutWalk Vancouver Facebook community page as well as its 2015 event page.




      Jun 5, 2015 at 10:50pm

      "Rape Culture" is waning is it not? Nearly every time the SJW Brigade grasps a straw they wind up drowning in a sea of hypocrisy.


      Jun 6, 2015 at 4:44am

      I'm not sure I like that the founders of Slut Walk believe that confusion and misinterpretation are to blame for the criticism of this protest. There are a lot of very educated, informed and pretty darn with-it people who oppose it, and for solid reasons too.

      arent we

      Jun 6, 2015 at 6:12pm

      past this sort of thing???
      it really serves no purpose.