In 2011 a Toronto police officer remarked that in order for women to avoid being victimized they should refrain from 'dressing like sluts.'
The outrage sparked by this insanely insensitive comment however became something positive - it created a movement. A protest march was formed to raise awareness about victim-blaming and subsequently similar marches have popped up all in over 250 cities in six continents.
And one of those cities is, of course, New Orleans. On Saturday, April 5, 2014, come out and support the third annual SlutWalk New Orleans.
What a wonderful way to honor and create awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness Month as well.
Beginning and ending at Congo Square in Armstrong Park, SlutWalk New Orleans will lead supporters once again in an objection to the "blame the victim" mentality conveyed by too many members of society, law enforcement, civic authorities, and sadly, sometimes friends and family.
Gearing up for the big day, there will be a Gender Bender Fundraising Pub Crawl for SlutWalk New Orleans too. On Sunday, March 30, come out and help raise funds for permitting and associated expenses of SlutWalk New Orleans while doing what this town does best - having fun!
Full-on “Cross Dressing” is encouraged and there will be raffles for cash and prizes, a costume contest, and more!
For ticket information to the Gender Bender Pub Crawl click here.
To learn more about SlutWalk New Orleans please visit the following links: