Amber Rose Leads Hundreds for Her First-Ever 'SlutWalk' in L.A.
Rose's mother also participated and carried a sign that apparently referenced Kanye West
Actress and model Amber Rose and hundreds of supporters gathered Saturday in Los Angeles for “SlutWalk” – a reminder to the world, as one sign put it, that “My Clothes Are Not My Consent,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Rose and some of the participants wore revealing clothing for the event, the better to make their point: SlutWalks target what activists say are the double standards and victim-blaming that underline a pervasive culture of sexual violence.
The broader movement was touched off by a police officer’s 2011 comment that if women didn’t want to be raped, they shouldn’t dress “like sluts.”
On Saturday, Rose, 31, carrying a sign that read “Strippers Have Feelings Too,” marched for a short time, and was joined by a range of women, according to the Times.
“[Rose is] really comfortable in who she is,” one participant told the paper. “She’s not ashamed of her past.”
Indeed, Rose posted a photo on her Instagram Saturday of her mother, Dorothy, holding a sign that read “F— Yo 30 Showers!”
The sign was reference to ex-boyfriend Kanye West‘s remark in a radio interview earlier this year that, “It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that was with Amber Rose I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim [Kardashian].”
Rose has become increasingly vocal about sexism and double standards toward women in the media. She recently starred in a similarly themed Funny or Die video, entitled “Walk of No Shame.” She also walked the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards while wearing an outfit with slurs written all over it.
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Rose’s non-profit, the Amber Rose Foundation, has also set up a GoFundMe to “support our foundation and groups and organizations of women who have been subject to slut shaming, a lack of implication of double standards, sexual assault, and even rape.”
As of this writing, it has raised more than $55,000 out of a goal of $65,000.
The SlutWalk in L.A., the page promises, “is just the first of many cities.”