Many people painted anti-rape messages on signs or on their own bodies, broadcasting messages such as, "No Consent? James, the focus of the protest was less on what people wore, and more on the overarching message about the culture surrounding rape. The march down SW 4th and Burnside was the local version of a surprising international movement of Slutwalks. James, who encouraged people to wear whatever they felt comfortable in. James says the Slutwalk group plans to host more events, including perhaps "dance parties, craft nights, and bake sales.
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The rallies started in Toronto last April, sparked by a police officer's comment that women could avoid rape by "not dressing like sluts.
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