USF Slut Walk To Take Over Campus

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The Oracle (University of South Florida’s student newspaper)


USF’s first Annual Slut Walk — geared toward removing blame from victims based on clothing — will take place Monday, Oct. 30 at the Marshall Student Center Amphitheater from 2-5 p.m.

This event will be sponsored by Safe Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) USF. Cofounder of Safe HOME USF Kathleen Shrum said the purpose of the event is to push against rape culture in the U.S.

“[SlutWalk] is just feedback to rape culture, which has a lot of victim blaming, which tells people who have been assaulted that they are basically at fault for their own attack because what they were wearing or what they were drinking or any other number of factors,” Shrum said. “What SlutWalk does is it re-appropriates the word and takes it back so that it doesn’t matter.”