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Hundreds take part in Nashville “slutwalk”

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Summary of story from The Tennessean, October 3, 2011

About 500 people turned out to a recent walk in support of an international movement challenging the view that women who dress in a certain way “don’t get raped”.

The Slutwalk event, in Nashville’s Centennial Park on Sunday,  follows a trend of protests across the world (see WVoN coverage).

At least half the women attending dressed “provocatively” to send the message that it is not a dress or high heels that rape a woman, it is a rapist.

Ann Pearce, 37,  wore the jeans and Motorhead T-shirt that she wore the night she was raped a decade ago at a concert.

“I hope this event empowers a woman who has been raped or assaulted and has been afraid to come forward because the blame was put on her,” she said. “It’s not their fault. It’s not their fault.

“Just like I know what happened to me wasn’t my fault. It’s not their fault.”

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