Thousands turn out in Center City for 8th annual March to End Rape Culture

Amidst the Kavanaugh proceedings, the march has taken on particular significance

Hadas Kuznits
September 29, 2018 - 7:15 pm
Participants at the 8th annual March To End Rape Culture

Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands came out to Center City for the eighth annual March to End Rape Culture with the hopes of making people aware of rape culture.   

Arika Gold, one of the event's organizers, explained that "it started off as The Slut Walk, and then we rebranded to a more intersectional, all-encompassing title." 

Folks at the march describe rape culture as the attitude that facilitates an environment for rape, and while participants say every year is important, some say this year is particularly significant amidst the Kavanaugh proceedings. 

Gold says it's not particularly unique that this event is happening right in the midst of the Supreme Court nominee's proceedings. 

"The unfortunate reality is that often when we have this event, there is something that has happened (in the news) just because rape culture is so pervasive," Gold said.