Slutwalk D.C.: 'No' still means 'no'
D.C. got its own version of the Slutwalk, a movement of marches taking place across the world, on Saturday. The demonstrations are meant to raise awareness of, and end victim-blaming in, sexual assaults. They began in response to a Toronto police officer's remark that women shouldn't dress "like sluts" if they want to avoid being raped.
Keynote speaker Andrea Bredbeck addressed the crowd on sexual assault and rape. "No matter who you are, what your gender is, what you wear, you are never responsible for being assaulted." Referencing the organization of Slut Walks across the globe, Bredbeck said they are "determined to take the globally accepted thinking about sexual assault and rape and grab it by the balls."