On April 3, 2011, the first SlutWalk march commenced in Toronto, Ontario. The walk was organized in reaction to controversial comments made by a representative of the Toronto Police Service in January 2011. According to reports, at a York University campus safety information session on January 24, one Toronto police officer suggested that women could minimize their risk of sexual assault by not dressing like a 'slut'.
The contentious safety tip ignited the SlutWalk movement, which has since spurred satellite marches worldwide.
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