NEWS – SlutWalk HK 2014 Rallies Against Sexual Harassment & Assault (Photos) 1

On Sunday, dozens of SlutWalk activists protested in Causeway Bay, Wanchai and Lan Kwai Fong against sexual harassment and assault in Hong Kong.

Organiser Angie Ng told HongWrong that SlutWalk “prompts reflection and conversations on rape myths” and, this year, used an umbrella symbol “to show support for the women protesters and journalists who were sexually harassed and assaulted” at the Umbrella Movement protests.

In a statement earlier this month, Amnesty International said that women were being targeted by ‘anti-Occupy’ activists in “incidents of sexual assault, harassment and intimidation” at the Occupy sites.

Ng says the fourth annual SlutWalk is about telling harassers “that they can’t scare women out of public spaces… and into staying home.”

The international movement began in 2011 after a Canadian police officer suggested that “women should avoid dressing like sluts” as a precaution against unwanted sexual attention.

Legislator Leung Kwok Hung (‘Long Hair’) joined demonstrators in Lan Kwai Fong…

Local lesbian support group Filguys Association also turned out…

Some called for justice for Jennifer Laude, a Filipino transgender woman who was allegedly killed by an American marine this month in the Philippines.

Click here for the HK Slutwalk Facebook page.

SlutWalk Organiser Angie Ng (left)

Organiser Angie Ng (left)

Hong Wrong’s coverage of last year’s event, here.

Photos courtesy of Dan Garrett, Slutwalk supporter & PhD candidate studying protest culture at City University of Hong Kong

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  • Max Super

    While I support the right of self determination, speech and the ability to vote for some one whose political views are similar to mine, I don’t think the Authorities in Beijing will allow this movement to continue for too much longer. I believe that they will allow this group to loose support and when it is time, come down and come down hard on this open dissent. it’s unfortunate for HK.