Slutwalk Melbourne 2014
The Slutwalk protest marches began in 2011 in Toronto, Canada, after a member of the Toronto Police force stated publicly that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised". Here's a novel idea; the person to blame when sexual assault occurs is the perpetrator, not the victim. When rape occurs, we shouldn't be asking what she was wearing? or what she was drinking? or what was she doing walking at night alone? We should be asking why did this man rape? How can we make him accountable? How can we stop men from committing sexual assault? I went along to the Slutwalk march in Melbourne last Sunday.