'SlutWalks' spark debate

Topic Selected: Gender Equality

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By Alice Moran

Three in five Brits say that the ‘SlutWalk’ protests, the name given to recent rallies in which women have claimed the right to wear what they want without being harassed by men, are not a good way to advance the cause of women’s rights, our survey has revealed.
And although more than half of British people believe that women who dress in a sexually provocative way are not responsible if they’re sexually harassed, over a quarter of people say that women who dress in a more suggestive way are responsible, with three-quarters saying that they are also more likely to be harassed.

  • 57% of Brits believe that women are not responsible if they dress in a sexually provocative way.
  • But 27% of Brits believe that women who dress in this way are responsible if they are sexually harassed.
  • Nearly three-quarters of people (73%) say that women who dress in a sexually provocative way are more likely to be harassed,

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