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Slut Walk Something to learn from Amber Rose's feminist movement

The 'SlutWalks' began in Canada after a police officer made distasteful remakes about rape victims.

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Amber Rose debuted her 'Slut Walk' in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 3 where she addressed hundreds about her personal 'slut-shaming' experiences especially with her ex-lovers Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa; but the feminist movement sparked a debate on social media with folks questioning the usefulness of the term and what it truely represents.

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Amber Rose ‘No slut shaming! movement play

Amber Rose ‘No slut shaming! movement

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According to reports, 'SlutWalks' started back in 2011 after a spate of sexual assaults on the campus of Canada's York University. Apparently the walk originated in response to a flippant remark made by a police officer who said: "Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized"

As a result, women in Toronto outraged by the comment, took to the streets dressed in lingerie and skimpy clothing, to spread the message that women should not be subject to sexual violence regardless of what they're wearing. The notion spread, and SlutWalks now occur year-round across the globe.

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Amber Rose leads 'SlutWalk' in Los Angeles play

Amber Rose leads 'SlutWalk' in Los Angeles

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Rose, 31, announced recently that she would also headline a walk at L.A.'s Pershing Square. On her SlutWalk webpage, the former stripper said: "[W]e recognize that shaming, oppression, assault and violence have disproportionately impacted marginalized groups including women of color, transgender people and sex workers, and thus we are actively working to center these groups in this event. We deeply value the voices of marginalized groups and have a strong desire to find common ground among all of our intersections."

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While some people thought the concept was just a platform to celebrate 'whores', some online supporters said the SlutWalk message is important for both women and men to grasp.

Slut Walk campaign play

Slut Walk campaign

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Gabby Mooney wrote on her Facebook: "This ‪#‎amberroseslutwalk‬ is a shame. Instead of it being about defending rape victims ... it's turned into these crazies wanting to b topless. So what they are saying is that we should all walk around naked and that'll prevent rape? I'm sorry ... but I'm confused. Maybe we should teach boys to RESPECT women, instead of women degrading themselves? That's an idea." But others said:

 

 

 

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