'SlutWalk' comes to SA
Cape Town - An international protest against the notion that a woman's appearance can explain or excuse attacks has come to South Africa, where rape is seen as a national crisis.
Men wore miniskirts and women draped sexy lingerie over their street clothes during Saturday's "SlutWalk" in Cape Town.
At least 2 000 protesters walked a route where fans partied during last year's football World Cup.
The protest movement originated in Toronto, Canada, sparked by a police officer's remark that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like "sluts".
According to the most recent police statistics, more than 55 000 cases of rape and indecent assault were reported in South Africa from 2009 to 2010.