05 Dec '11, 2am

We're #sexy but we aren't sluts: S'pore women take a stand against sexual #abuse

These women came by the hundreds to a park, with one purpose -- to protest sexual violence against women as part of the global 'SlutWalk' movement, which made its way to Singapore shores on Sunday (Dec 4). Unlike those who turned up for the event overseas, participants did not dress provocatively. "The idea was not to vamp it up, because women can get raped regardless of what they are wearing," said co-organiser Vanessa Ho. The protest march originally started in Toronto, Canada, after a police officer said that women could avoid being raped by not dressing like 'sluts'. Several women then marched in their underwear with the word 'slut' painted on their bodies. The event in Singapore, which was to "raise awareness against victim-blaming and slut-slaming," featured speeches, live music, and a women's Muay Thai exhibition at Hong Lim Park Speakers' Corner. View all the pictu...

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