On October 3, actress and model Amber Rose brought the SlutWalk to Pershing Square, Los Angeles, California. She held a sign that read “Strippers Have Feelings Too,” and was followed by hundreds of women.
Some of them were fans while others were rape survivors. Some of them wore costumes and clothes deemed “slutty” to make the points that were written on signs being held up by the crowd; “My Clothes Are Not My Consent,” and “The Way I Dress Does Not Mean Yes.”
The slut walk is not a new idea. It began in 2011, when a Toronto police officer told college students at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, that if women wanted to avoid sexual assault, then “don’t dress like a slut.”
The police officer later apologized.
“I don’t think he was sarcastic or malicious. I think he thought he was being helpful,” said Joey Hoffman, a student government member.