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Singapore allows SlutWalk protest against sexual violence (VIDEO)


The owner of Singapore sex shop 'U4Ria' displays one of the many sex toy on sale in his shop. Despite strong laws against obscenity and generally conservative values, adult shops peddling vibrators, kinky lingerie and dildos are doing good business in Singapore.



Singapore will allow the global SlutWalk protest against sexual violence to be held this weekend, after disagreements between organizers and officials, reported the AFP.

According to the Straits Times, police confirmed that the organizers' permit had been approved. Organizers, however, are arguing that they shouldn't need a permit and are appealing to Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean.

News24 reported that unlike other SlutWalk protests, Singapore's will be restricted to a free-speach park called Speakers' Corner. Singapore has strict laws on the books about street demonstrations.

SlutWalk is a worldwide protest against sexual violence that began earlier this year after a cop in Toronto, Canada said that women should avoid dressing like "sluts" in order to prevent getting raped or sexually assaulted, according to MSNBC.

The movement took off in the United States and quickly spread across the globle. Protests have been held in Peru, India, Australia and South Korea, among others.

Link News documented the SlutWalk protest in Seoul, South Korea:

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