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SlutWalk hits Melbourne to fight culture of victim-blaming

Protesters march in the Melbourne SlutWalk. Saturday, September 6, 2014. The marchers are protesting against sexual violence.
Protesters march in the Melbourne SlutWalk. Saturday, September 6, 2014. The marchers are protesting against sexual violence. AAP - David Crosling

HUNDREDS of protestors walked the city streets of Melbourne on Saturday, rallying against sexual violence.

The SlutWalk movement, which began in Canada three years ago, attracted hundreds of protestors against rape and sexual violence in Australia this year.

It began after a Toronto policeman said women should "avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised", sparking worldwide events on the idea of reappropriating the term.

A march through the Victorian city centre to Federation Square on Saturday follows a growing online movement, arguing that sexual violence was not acceptable under any terms.

The small yet passionate protest movement has also become an outlet to defend sex workers against violence. - APN NEWSDESK

Protesters march in the Melbourne 'Slut walk' . Saturday, September 6, 2014. The marchers are protesting against sexual violence.
Protesters march in the Melbourne "Slut walk" . Saturday, September 6, 2014. The marchers are protesting against sexual violence. AAP - David Crosling

Topics:  misogyny violence against women



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