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VIDEO: Slutwalk marches through Gloucester

By citizenmike  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

Campaigners on the Slutwalk through Gloucester

Comments (29) Campaigners against rape and violence against women took to the streets of Gloucester for the city's first Slutwalk last night.
Slutwalk is an internationally recognised march which sees people donning high heels and short skirts to argue that women can wear what they want, when they want.
Gloucester campaigners walked from the Water Poet pub, in Eastgate Street, to The Westgate pub.
One of the campaigners, Barbara, from Gloucester, said: "There has been a change in attitude in the last 30 years but mostly in how sexual abuse and assaults are now more openly reported in the media which in turn raises the profile of it.
"But we still need to face the fact that in the world one in three girls and one in seven boys will be abused before they are 16."

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 16 2013, 1:06PM

    And yet in that report about the most recent reported rape, police are asking people to be aware of their personal safety. Sensible advice.

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  • dave_pelan  |  February 16 2013, 12:06PM

    I rode down on my bike to get a look and have some good photos

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  • lewipaul  |  February 16 2013, 8:45AM

    Not much of a turn out was it, and i wonder why they walked to the Westgate pub, a known gay bar. this must have been organised by the gay lobby, very strange unless these "women" were in fact transvestites.

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  • dontyaknow  |  February 16 2013, 8:17AM

    CaptCX hits the nail on the hit - well said.

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  • sticks_stones  |  February 16 2013, 3:13AM

    They'll need more than good luck, yet another rape in Gloucester! http://tinyurl.com/a87ov47

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  • Bonkim2003  |  February 15 2013, 9:48PM

    Not many short skirts here - but all the same - good luck - good to nudge the inert occasionally or the world will go to rot.

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 15 2013, 6:43PM

    Probably because the Muslims have got more sense!

  • penniner  |  February 15 2013, 6:38PM

    Why are no Muslim councillors or mosque Imams present? Is it a daft question?

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  • honslknjklyt  |  February 15 2013, 6:21PM

    We need the rolling on the floor smilie on here! I bet ms superstar was disappointed as she had her free flip flops at the ready to give to the ****s and the only potential taker was a transvestite. I saw a young woman today about 15 years ols, very casually walking down Eastgate Street proudly displaying what seemed to be an iphone. Was she asking to be mugged? No, but she wasn't paying attention to her surroundings and was all caught up with the gadget in her hands worth several hundreds of pounds. She was lucky if she wasn't mugged, and she was free to use her iphone but she was at an increased risk of being mugged than someone who was not seen with an iphone as easy picking. We can all be concious of the times we live in and do what we can, playing our part in crime prevention. The **** walk - grab a granny or grandad night more like.

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  • sticks_stones  |  February 15 2013, 5:55PM

    They can march 'til they're all, 'blue in the face' but the rapes will continue, and are - http://tinyurl.com/a87ov47 POLICE have cordoned off an alleyway in London Road and arrested a man on suspicion of rape. Officers were called out at 1.55am this morning after a 30-year-old woman from Gloucester was sexually assaulted in an area between Catridge World and the railway bridge.