At the beginning of this year a police officer in Toronto Canada told students at a law school that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”.
His lack of insite and knowledge of what constitutes sexual assault resulted in Slutwalk Toronto being born. Since then cities around the globe have put together their own Slutwalks and Johannesburg is no different. Spearheaded by Sandi ‘Sass’ Schultz, Slutwalk Johannesburg is set to take place in early July.
I will be walking with Sass and many other women on the day to pledge my support. You dont have to dress like a ‘slut’ to participate, you can wear your pajamas, your gym clothes, a ball gown, a suit, jeans and a T-shirt. Why? Because it doesnt matter how you dress you can be the victim of sexual assault! You dont even have to be a woman to participate, men, children, grannies, babies, gay or straight. Why? Because not only women are victims of sexual assault!