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Canadian “slut walk” draws over 2,000 proud sluts

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Christian men might not like sluts, but Canadians sure do! Over the weekend, nearly 2,000 people gathered in downtown Toronto for a "Slut Walk," a march protesting a sexist comment made by a police officer at a local college back in January. The officer was advising students on how to keep themselves safe, and he had a special message just for women: if you don't dress "like a slut," you won't be victimized. Gee, thanks. 

"Slut" is a harsh word, especially when used by a man, but for women, the word provokes a range of responses. For some women, it seemed the comment bothered them solely on a political level, while others felt directly attacked because of their fashion choices and the way they expressed themselves sexually.

One wise woman commented that the march was helping women find power in the word slut, which I fully agree with. Taking the emphasis off the negative connotations of the word seems much more effective than dressing like Lady Gaga in protest (which some women also did). Of course, I believe that women should be able to wear whatever they want and feel safe on the streets. But, as long as they are taking their fashion cues from a woman who doesnt believe in pants, no one, man or woman, is safe.

Here's CBC's MoxNews' report: