Why Amber Rose Organized Her Own SlutWalk
Season 1 Episode 108
Say what you will about Amber Rose, but the actress and model has endured her fair share of public humiliation. Two of her high-profile exes, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, have attacked her through disparaging song lyrics taking aim at her stripper past. Realizing that there was a larger issue at play, Amber decided to take a stand against the rampant culture of "slut-shaming," or criticizing a woman for her real or presumed sexual activity. So, when she learned about the SlutWalk movement, she knew she had to get involved.
The first SlutWalk took place in 2011 in Toronto to protest a local police offer's remarks that women should "avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." Inspired, Amber organized her own SlutWalk in Los Angeles in 2015, a deeply emotional event for her, attended by hundreds of supporters.
Amber opens up to Tyrese and Rev Run about her own experience of being groped in public. "I get sexually assaulted constantly," she says. "When I walk down the street, people think because, you know, I'm famous or I'm cool and I'm ... taking pictures, that they can just grab my ass or put their hand under my skirt."
In this candid moment, Amber shares what's at the heart of her activism.