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'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.

Comments
  • Caz - 2011-06-13 12:57

    I think South Africa should be the first out of the African countries to hold a "Slut Walk"!!! What say you all???

      BRONZE - 2011-06-13 13:01

      Try sitting on a bench in any CBD and you'll get your fix.

      Aren - 2011-06-13 13:12

      But Bronze, my man, one can never get enough of eye candy, so I'll support a mass slut walk any where/time/day of the week.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-06-13 18:37

      I think this walk is pure awesomeness.

  • Steve Wonderboy - 2011-06-13 19:16

    Our South African woman should really take up this fight. I totally support this idea;)

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