From WALES ONLINE:
The capital of Wales was turned into a sea of flesh this weekend after a naked cycling event rolled into town. The fourth annual Cardiff World Naked Bike Ride set off from Cathays Park on Saturday, attracting around 80 riders in the buff, keen to make a bold statement on cyclist safety in the city.
All the hype paid off, with over 5,000 people marching from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square at Saturday’s London Slutwalk. It’s amazing to think that a global movement was sparked by one policeman’s foolish comment. The first Slutwalk took place back in April in Toronto, where the fateful statement “avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised” was made.
COMMENT: I'm a bit concerned that there is an elephant joining these slutwalks. Of course, anybody should be allowed to wear anything they like subject to the rules of whatever locality they find themselves in. Of course, nobody should be raped or molested in any way, full stop (period). But the slutwalk protesters are insisting that what people wear does not increase the chances of them being sexually assaulted. I am not convinced that this is true. And for the safety of women themselves and for the success of this present campaign, it is important that whatever the truth is it is faced.
This week, in the news, there has been much discussion about the sexualisation of children through dress and cosmetics. Overall, the stopping of this trend is being hailed as a good move that will, amongst other things, make life safer for children. So, if this claim is true why does it not apply to how adults dress as well?
Personally I think people dress sexy to look sexy. For the young, especially, it is one of the ways we attract a mate. For pragmatic reasons, we should be careful of how we present ourselves in public. Idealistically, all men should be capable of controlling themselves whatever is on display. You don't just help yourself to a tart in a baker's window just because you're hungry.