FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2011
CONTACT: Susan Frank, 585.503.5053
SlutWalk Rochester Brings Attention to Unfair Blaming of Victims
At noon, on Saturday, May 7, SlutWalk Rochester will kick off at the Liberty Pole in downtown Rochester. Students will come dressed however they wish, to underscore the point that blaming victims of sexual assault is unacceptable.
Recently, after a police officer in Toronto told a group of students at a safety forum that the key to preventing sexual assault was to “Avoid dressing like sluts,” students rose up in protest, organizing SlutWalk Toronto, an idea which quickly spread to cities around the U.S.