Ed Bedford 4:30 p.m., Dec. 7
San Diego SlutWalk
At 2 p.m. on Saturday June 11, thousands of self-proclaimed sluts will gather outside of City Hall for SlutWalk San Diego, a rally and march against sexual violence.
The first SlutWalk was held last April in Toronto, four months after a local police officer told a group of college students that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." SlutWalk events have since occurred in cities throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia.
"We believe that all of us, regardless of gender, need to recognize that by allowing the publicly shaming of victims by using their appearance or sexual history against them, it creates a society that accepts and justifies acts of sexual violence," reads a statement from San Diego SlutWalk's organizers, Anastasia Shevchenko, Pamela Doble, and Rebecca Trichel.
According to SlutWalk San Diego's facebook page, more than 2600 men and women, many dressed in short skirts and stripper boots, will attend the march from City Hall to Horton Plaza for a rally with guest speakers and victims of sexual violence.
More like this:
- Ex-mayor Bob Filner comes out in support of city attorney candidate Cabrera following anti-slut-shaming op-ed — April 15, 2016
- Unholy Thursday for janitor treatment — March 25, 2016
- City votes to sue for Filner legal fees after giving 500k to Goldsmith to defend a sexual predator — July 30, 2013
- Letters — July 6, 2011
- Slut Walk Devolves into Rape Run — June 13, 2011