'Slut Walk' held in Grand Rapids

Nearly 150 people gathered at Veteran's Park in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday for what organizers called the "Slut Walk." Women and men together protested against the belief that a woman's appearance may excuse the act of sexual assault. The marchers walked down Fulton Street and through Monroe Center for a roundtrip that concluded back at Veteran's Park. Organizers for the Grand Rapids "Slut Walk" said they brought the event to town after the success of previous demonstrations worldwide.
Jun 26, 2011


Those attending Saturday's walk dressed both casually and provocatively all to make a point that a woman's body should be respected, and what she wears should never lead to a sexual assault.

"I think there are a lot of aspects of rape culture that people don't understand, so I think this is a good place to start with events that address rape, assault, reproductive rights, sexuality and consent," organizer Briana Urena-Ravelo told WZZM-TV.


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