Over the weekend, Amber Rose held her annual SlutWalk, a march to raise awareness about sexual assault and slut-shaming, in Los Angeles. Rose, a longtime advocate for women’s sexual health, empowerment, and safety, showed up dressed as “Captain Save a Hoe,” her new superhero alter ego.
Celebrity guests included Blac Chyna, a recent victim of revenge porn by ex-boyfriend Robert Kardashian, and Just Brittany, who performed at the event.
The first SlutWalk occurred in Toronto in 2011, following comments by members of the local police department and Manitoba Court of Queen’s bench justice Robert Dewar blaming victims of sexual assault for dressing provocatively. The first SlutWalk was attended by over 3,000 people. Since then, the walks have happened around the world in over 200 countries. Rose organized her first walk in 2015, and has since used her celebrity to draw attention to the cause.
“I got to a point where I really stopped giving a f*ck, and that’s when I truly got enlightened,” Rose told Mashable. “People are getting more aware. I kind of just shouted from the rooftops. No radio personalities wanted to talk about it. No celebrities wanted to come. I did this sh*t myself.”
As you might expect, the signs carried (and in some cases, worn) by participants were bold, funny, and totally on-point. Keep scrolling for some that we found most empowering. Because “Girls just want to have fun-damental rights.”
I Don’t Give A Fuck What You Call US We Still Aren’t Asking For It! We Damn Sure Don’t Deserve It! #RapeCulture is real! We must unite and educate and this is EXACTLY what the #SlutWalk is about! Thank you @rissawuzhere for being here today.
Here here, cheers, congrats and right on. To everyone that took part in all the Slutwalks around the world (200 countries) to promote self expression, equality, the end of body shaming, victim blaming, over sexualizing and the attempt to take the right away from women to dress as they like and expect not to be sexually assaulted for doing so.
Brown, radical feminists, marching for body positivity, against rape culture and victim shaming ✊? We out here ❤️
Flew all the way to LA for the @amberrose Slutwalk! It was such an amazing day and I’m seriously feeling SO EMPOWERED! Spent the whole day walking around with nothing but glitter on my tits and my sign about contemporary feminism so #takenote and if you disagree with anything on the sign go and unfollow me rn✨ I vlogged the walk festival so stay tuned my fellow sluts ? ? ? ?
Flashback to 2011 NYC SlutWalk – the amazing Kaye This was an incredible March and Rally, organised by all women #intersectionalfeminism but got bloody bad publicity due to one stupid participant. Was an incredible day! Those that were there know this!
The Bible must be on some shyt if it doesn’t acknowledge the magic of vaginas ?
My sister has always been someone I look up too, and today is no different
I’m only smiling because @mariahlynnboss called me beautiful even tho I look like a gym sock???
My Dress does not mean Yes!
Amber Rose Slut Walk 2017??