Hundreds protested against victim blaming and rape culture on Sunday, chanting and holding signs which said “my body, my choice.” The annual Slutwalk march is part of an international movement against women being told how to dress.

Slutwalk Hong Kong. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.

Demonstrators gathered at Chater Garden in Central, from which they then walked to the High Court, before arriving in Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong’s nightlife district.

Signs used in the protest. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.

They held signs which said “Don’t tell me how to wear clothes, teach those people not to rape,” as well as “My body, my choice”

Demonstrators calling against the incident at the Bridge of Rehabilitation. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.

The demonstrators also called for an independent investigation of the Bridge of Rehabilitation care home, which was embroiled in a series of scandals involving a sexual assault allegation and six deaths. They also asked to increase public spending to end the privatisation and outsourcing of care homes.

A woman holds a sign calling for “justice for victims.” Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.

Angie Ng, an organiser of the event, told HKFP that there were roughly 200 participants.

Speaking at the event. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.

Representatives from a women migrant workers’ group, the pro-democracy party League of Social Democrats, as well as a high school student from Ireland spoke at the event.

Outside the High Court. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.

“The sister of a mentally handicapped woman spoke up about the sexual abuse and rape her sister and other mentally disabled people she knew had experienced,” Ng told HKFP.

Demonstrators marching. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.
Outside the High Court. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.
Outside the High Court. Photo: Socialist Action.
Demonstrators. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.
Demonstrators marching. Photo: Socialist Action.
At Lan Kwai Fong. Photo: Slutwalk Hong Kong, via Facebook.

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Chantal Yuen

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.