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Amber Rose Rallies Brands, Supporters to Help End Slut Shaming

September 30, 2016
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“I was called a slut when I was still a virgin.”

It’s a startling reality that Amber Rose shared with the media when she explained why she reclaimed the label, instead using the term to empower those attending the 2nd annual Amber Rose Slutwalk Festival, taking place Saturday, October 1st in Los Angeles.

The mother, philanthropist, talk show host, and feminist, gathered Frenchie Davis and Perez Hilton at a recent press event to raise awareness for the campaign that’s taking a stand against sexual injustice, victim blaming, and derogatory labeling.

“Slut shaming perpetuates rape culture,” said Davis at the conference. “We live in a culture where 98 percent of accused rapists walk free and 4/5 women will experience sexual abuse or rape at some point,” she added touching on what launched the initial movement.

In 2011 a Toronto police officer told a crowd of college women that if they wanted to avoid sexual assault, they shouldn’t dress like sluts (excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor). Naturally, this sparked outrage and women banned together by the thousands protesting the incident – and shaming as a whole.

Amber Rose poses at the wall of no shame on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Pershing Square in Los Angeles, California (Photo A Turner Archives/ARSW)

Amber Rose poses at ‘the wall of no shame’ on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California (Photo A Turner Archives/ARSW)

And while Rose showed up with her support for the movement last year, it wasn’t until this year that brands really started paying attention. “This year we have freaking Coca Cola and Budweiser,” she said, ” because we put our blood, sweat, and tears into this for women,” she added.

Other retail giants including Fashion Nova, Beats by Dr. Dre, MeUndies, Lyft, and American Apparel are also showing their support as sponsors.

Flirt Cosmetics is backing their leading lady by paying for all attendees (yep, that means tickets are free!). The unprecedented move means that nearly 8,000 people are expected to participate – double that of last year’s turnout.

Get involved: Sign up to attend the Slutwalk, that’s expected to draw celebrity DJs, top singers, reality TV stars, #FreeTheNipple campaigners, and more, here. And don’t forget to enter PROMO code “ThankYouFlirt” at checkout.

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