Influential Toronto Woman Dispenses Safety Advice: 'Don't Dress Like a Whore'

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WTF is wrong with Toronto's first family? Shortly after police warned women about a series of local sexual assaults in a news conference, Krista Ford, daughter of Councilor Doug Ford and niece of Mayor Rob Ford, tweeted: "Stay alert, walk tall, carry mace, take self-defence classes & don't dress like a whore" along with the tags "#DontBeAVictim" and "#StreetSmart."

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Krista, who describes herself as a personal trainer, promotional model and TV personality but is also a former member of a Lingerie Football League, should maybe catch up on her city's not-so-current events: the international SlutWalk movement launched last year after a Toronto police officer told a group of students that "women should avoid dressing like sluts not to be victimized." Also: apparently mace is a "prohibited and restricted weapon" in Toronto. Krista hasn't responded to requests for comment and her Twitter account is now set to private — which is probably a good thing, because she gives incredibly shitty advice.

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Krista Ford's advice after sex assaults news conference: ‘Don't dress like a whore' [Toronto Star]

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I kinda compare the "dress non-slutty" advice to "don't wear the Manchester shirt at the Chealsea bar" advice, it's sad that the situation that warrants it exists. I should be able to enjoy a beer wherever I like, wearing what I like. You should be able to walk where you like, wearing what you like.

The Slutdressage issue is the the same thing, just much bigger, instead of certain establishments, you can't go into the street. This is the sad reality, it is wrong, but it's the way things are right now. Few are ruining it for all of us. But as long as this is the situation, why is it wrong to tell people to "dress smart".