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The movement began in Toronto in April 2011, after a police officer said that “women should avoid dressing like sluts” in order to stay safe.

According to the local Facebook event, the walk aims to spread the word that “victim-blaming is a problem that needs to be addressed within our protective services and in society as a whole”. This is done by a group of women and men taking to the streets in various states of dress in protest of using a woman’s appearance as an excuse for a sexual assault.

In Fort St. John, the group will meet at Centennial Park at 3 p.m., Saturday, September 15, and after a few speakers, march together up 100 Street to the RCMP station.

Slut Walks have been attended by thousands of people around the world.

 

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