The more I listen to those who deal with rape on a regular basis, is the core of the problem: its not just that some men rape. It is the fact that across the globe, the authorities, the legal system itself is broken when it comes to rape. Even here, in the UK, where we like to self-congratulate on our legal process, the system is simply dismissive.
I shuddered as I watched women in odd, outdated outfits carrying signs saying: "This is what I was wearing when I was raped. Tell me I asked for it." There were so many people we shut down an entire street in front of the police headquarters. I got up onto a raised sidewalk to give my speech and I was looking out onto thousands of crying, cheering faces.
A piece of advice for the population at large: young girls wear short skirts. They do. This is not a picture of asking for rape. This is an on-going discovery of one's sexuality, the equivalent of a teenage boy waking up and deciding suddenly that he wants to hoik his trousers down past his bottom so his Gap boxers, bought by his mother, are on show.