Anti-sex attack group defends right of women to dress as they please
THOUSANDS of people are set to march from Trafalgar Square next month as part of a new international movement known as the Slutwalk.
Inspired by a Canadian policeman who argued recently that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised", the Slutwalk idea is to stand up for women's rights to dress as they please without being molested.
The first march, in Toronto, featured a huge crowd of women - and male supporters - many dressed provocatively to emphasise their point.
Within weeks, similar marches had been organised across north America and now the UK is following suit, with events planned in Cardiff and Edinburgh as well as London's own contribuition, on 4 June.
The plan is to march from Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park and already over 3,000 people have pledged to attend.
"Let’s raise our voices and tell the world that rape is never, ever OK," reads a Slutwalk statement on the group's website.
"Not if she was wearing a miniskirt. Not if she was naked."
Already, Slutwalk's efforts can claim some small success: the policeman that started it all has now apologised.
"I am embarrassed by the comment I made and it shall not be repeated," said Michael Sanguinetti.