'Slut Walk' spreads to Mexico

2011-06-13 12:01
Mexico City - Hundreds of women dressed in teetering heels and schoolgirl miniskirts have marched through Mexico City's streets to demand an end to sexual attacks for the way they dress.

The so-called "Slut Walk" to protest violence and harassment against women took place in several Latin American cities this weekend, including Matagalpa, Nicaragua, and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Women and men marched along a main Mexico City boulevard with signs saying "No means No" and "prostitutes are sacred". One self-described grandmother in a low-cut blouse advised women to dress as they pleased.

"Slut marches" began in Toronto in April, after a Canadian policeman speaking to students at a university advised women to not dress like sluts to avoid victimisation.

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