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It’s called a Slut Walk, and the point of the August 27 endeavor, say organizers, is to “take back” the offensive word. Slut Walk demonstrations have been sparked the world over in response to one of the more notable gaffes in the history of Canada.
Back in January, a Toronto police official was addressing a group of York University students after a rape occurred on campus. The good constable helpfully noted that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”
While the policeman was left to ponder his odds of ever getting laid again, women from London to Seattle cued the outcry. Enter Casey Schroeder, a Case Western Reserve grad student and host of the feminist program Voices and Choices on WRUW radio. Upon learning that Cleveland had no such plans to march, she took on the job herself.
Early estimates call for some 200 honorary sluts to join the downtown walk, not counting those left over from Friday night in the Warehouse District.