Gloucester's women geared up for first 'Slutwalk'
WOMEN are being encouraged to don their high heels and short skirts in a walkabout protest against violent attacks.
The 'Slutwalk' will take place in Gloucester on Valentine's Day – this Thursday.
The group will leave at 7.30pm from the Water Poet pub in Eastgate Street.
They will finish the march through town at gay bar The Westgate, in Westgate Street, at around 8pm.
Councillor Kate Haigh (L, Matson and Robinswood) has organised the event.
She said: "High heels, short skirts, converse or jeans – come as you feel.
"Women, men, straight, gay, trans, bi – we are who we are and violence is not what we expect in return.
"We want to send out a clear message to people about this."
Slutwalks have been incredibly popular worldwide after they were started in Canada in 2011.
They protest against people excusing rape because of women's attire.