A POWER STATEMENT IN RVA: DON’T HURT WOMEN! [PHOTOS FROM RVA’S ABOLISH THE BLAME WALK]

A large group gathered in Monroe Park on Saturday afternoon to participate in the 1st ever Abolish the Blame walk against sexual assault and victim blaming.

The message was simple and clear, no one deserves being sexually assaulted against their will, no matter how they are dressed or if they are intoxicated.

Organized by a survivor of sexual assault Helen Rogers and sponsored by Taboo the crowd was diverse and wide ranging in gender and age.  It was a strong inaugural event ending in Byrd Park. I can only hope that this tradition continues in Richmond until the day when these horrible crimes are not an issue in society.

My favorite sign of the day!

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