The international SlutWalk movement started in Toronto after a police officer speaking in January about campus safety at York University said women should avoid dressing like “sluts” to avoid being raped. Since then, cities like Boston, Chicago and Hamilton have also hosted SlutWalks.
Few cities would seem to need a SlutWalk as much as New Delhi does. One quarter of all the rapes that occurred in India last year were reported in New Delhi. While 189 rape complaints were filed in the larger city of Mumbai in 2010, New Delhi had 489, up from 459 a year earlier, according to police statistics.