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Thursday, 21 April 2011 16:16

altEarlier this year, Toronto police constable Michael Sanguinetti told a group of students at an Osgoode Hall Law School safety forum the best way to prevent being sexually assaulted is to, “Avoid dressing like sluts.” Sanguinetti’s written apology and promises of further professional training didn’t appease the obviously offended students. The victim-blaming gaffe sparked a movement and Slutwalk is sweeping the United States and abroad.

“We had just had enough,” said Heather Jarvis, who founded SlutWalk Toronto with friend Sonya Barnett. “It isn’t about just one idea or one police officer who practices victim blaming, it’s about changing the system and doing something constructive with anger and frustration.” Upwards of 3,000 massed on the streets of Toronto on April 3. “The idea that there is some aesthetic that attracts sexual assault or even keeps you safe from sexual assault is inaccurate, ineffective and even dangerous,” said Jarvis.

UPDATE: SlutWalk is coming to Los Angeles this Saturday, June 4th, 2011. For more info, visit our SlutWalk LA events page. Connect with other Godless Liberals attending the event in the comment section of the event page.


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+2 #2 Sharon Greenlaw 2011-04-27 06:42
I have a seen an assault where the trial was put off for 3 years, had RCMP for witnesses and the guy got house arrest, but could go to his work and shop one day a week. When he was reported out and about telling everyone he wasn't sentenced, he was reported. So his employer got the court to move him to a different community where he couldn't be watched and could tell his lies. This isn't justice.
+3 #1 Ramona LeBlanc 2011-04-27 04:39
I'm 67 years old and nothing has changed regarding women and how they are treated as sluts when a man is charged with a crime against them. Rape is an ASSAULT! If a man is assaulted, the perpetrator gets time. If a woman is assaulted, she gets blamed for the crime.

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