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Reykjavik Slut Walk

The sixth annual Reykjavik Slut Walk is coming up on Saturday, July 23rd. The Slut Walk is a movement that started in Canada, but has now spread through the world. During the Slut Walk, people come together and protest to call to an end to rape culture.

Posted by: Birta Bjornsdottir


The sixth annual Reykjavik Slut Walk is coming up on Saturday, July 23rd. The Slut Walk is a movement that started in Canada, but has now spread through the world. During the Slut Walk, people come together and protest to call to an end to rape culture.

People come together and protest

Last year the Reykjavik Slut Walk attracted close to 30.000 participants! That is close to 10% of Iceland’s whole population. Marchers in the Slut Walk come together to protest rape getting excused by referring to what the victim was wearing, and that victims can prevent rape by dressing modestly. The Slut Walk also aims to return the shame of sexual assault back to where it belongs. The victims of rape or sexual assault should not feel ashamed, rather the attacker should.

People dress like sluts

For the Slut Walk, people dress like sluts to raise awareness that it does not matter what people wear, nothing excuses rape. The protesters often make signs and get quite creative with both the signs and their outfits.

Iceland is the country with the world’s smallest gender gap.

Reykjavik Iceland is the perfect place to keep up this Slut Walk movement. According to the Global Gender Gap Report, has Iceland has the smallest gender gap in the world for seven years straight. Iceland is often referred to as the most feminist country in the world, and that is something that Icelanders are proud of.

Looking for something to do in Reykjavik?

If you are looking for something to do in downtown Reykjavik this weekend, be sure to check out this event. The event is free, but you can buy t-shirts and hats and other apparel to support the movement. The Slut Walk ends with an entertaining outdoors concert in downtown Reykjavik.