You Could Never Do A “Slut Walk” in Nigeria

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A “Slut Walk” is a walk where women dress up in “lingerie and skimpy clothing, to spread the message that women should not be subject to sexual violence regardless of what they’re wearing.” Model, Amber Rose held one of these events in Los Angeles yesterday.

No matter how effective, successful or essential you might think it is, a “Slut Walk” cannot happen in Nigeria because our culture is not encouraging of such behaviour. Can you imagine a group of 19-35 year old women in Lagos walking around topless for a cause? A cause that promotes the notion that women should be able to walk around in lingerie and not be negatively targeted. I mean, even wearing shorts or mini-skirts can get you dirty looks in Lagos. Some might disagree, saying that at the rate Nigeria is progressing now, we may evolve to a point where wearing skimpy clothing is not an issue.

 

 

Unfortunately, even if some younger generation Nigerians, may try to find reason for a “Slut Walk,” here,  it is very unlikely that the older generation will take to it.

However it’s not only in Nigeria or Africa such a cause would be condemned, even some young Americans do not believe that the cause is necessary or effective and have condemned Amber Rose’s attempt at empowering women this way.

 

 

I think that instead of having such a walk or movement, we need to speak more about the reasons women are judged for wearing some kinds of clothing. It is also important to discuss why people use the word “slut” to condemn women who display sexual confidence through their dressing or personality.

Do you agree with what Amber Rose is promoting and how she is doing so? Check out the video and images, let us know what you think below.

Main Image Credit: Amanda Edwards/WireImage

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