Holding signs and chanting slogans like “My body, my choice,” attendees of the second annual "Amber Rose SlutWalk Festival" gathered in downtown Los Angeles to raise awareness about sexual injustice and gender inequality.
The all-inclusive festival, hosted by model Amber Rose, encouraged gatherers to march and make signs as part of the event held in Pershing Square.
The aim of the "SlutWalk" was to “impact and uplift while shifting the paradigm of rape culture," according to the event's website.
“I don’t want to feel confined to a box anymore, and I feel that the pressure to wear clothes or to not show a bra strap confines me and everyone else with boobs or without boobs,” said Lo, one of the festivalgoers.
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She said she participated in an effort to support women and to resist societal pressures.
“I’ve gotten talked to about showing a bra strap at school,” Lo said. “And I was covered up, except for that. And I’m tired of that.”
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The SlutWalk first began in Toronto in 2011 when a police officer told women not to “dress like sluts” if they wanted to avoid sexual assault, according to the SlutWalk website.
SlutWalk is now a movement in over 200 countries, according to the site.