A march is to take place through the streets of Preston to promote gender equality and women’s right to consent.
The ‘Clothes are Not Consent March’ aims to raise awareness of victim blaming in regards to sexual assault, and to prevent the objectification of women and the idea that a woman who dresses in revealing clothing or in a provocative manner is “fair game” for sexual assault.
Mollie Littlemore, a second year Fine Art Student at UCLan, organised the walk that will take place on March 7.
She said: “I’ve always wanted to be involved in one of the marches and I strongly believe in equality for men and women.
“I think derogatory terms associated with women are so common these days that they just seem to roll off the tongue.
“Just because it is accepted, doesn’t mean it is right.”
Millie added: “It is important for men and women to come together and make a change to get closer to equality.”
Both men and women are invited to walk with the group.
Those taking part should meet at the Students’ Union at 3pm, dressed in clothing they would typically wear on a night out and sporting body paint, if desired.
At 3.30pm, the march will follow a route through Preston, holding placards and banners, until reaching their end destination.
Participants are invited to wear whatever they wish, providing there is no nudity involved.
The march is free to take part in and anyone is welcome to join the group for both the walk and the after party at Korova Arts Café & Bar.