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Women protest in mass Slut Walk in Brasil

Serveral thousand scantily clad women staged boisterous “Slut Walks” in several Brazilian cities to protest sexual violence against women.

With horns, drums, chants and placards denouncing sexism, nearly 3000 took to the streets in Brasilia, the nation’s capital, according to organisers and police.

“This march is to call for an end to physical, sexual and psychological violence against women,”

In Sao Paulo, police said the Slut Walk drew at least 700 women, many wearing lingerie, mini-skirts and blouses with revealing necklines.

They included representatives of various feminist, lesbian and transgender groups.

The protest soon spread to over 60 cities, women joined in huge numbers to challenge the mindset that victims of sexual assault should be blamed for the crime against them on the grounds that they were “asking for it”.