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