Reykjavík’s Ninth Annual SlutWalk
Reykjavík’s ninth annual Drusluganga, or SlutWalk, will take place on Saturday, mbl.is reports.
The main goal of the march, is to “create a platform for solidarity with survivors of sexual violence and return the shame to where it belongs, with the perpetrator,” write organisers, as well as to bring an end to rape culture. The Reykjavík SlutWalk has grown continually since it began in July 2011, and last year, 20,000 people took part. The protest was founded in Toronto, Canada and took place in April 2011 after a police officer suggested that if women didn’t want to be assaulted, they “should avoid dressing like sluts.”
Participants made signs and sold walk-related merchandise at Loft Hostel on Thursday; organiser Sigrún Bragadóttir also held a ‘craftivism’ workshop. “Craftivism is when crafting is used as a motivating force, as activism—to compel changes in the world and promote a better world,” she explained.
Saturday’s SlutWalk will start at Hallgrímskirkja at 2.00pm and end at Austurvöllur Square.