SlutWalk held in Germany to promote gender equality and fight intolerance

Hundreds gathered in Germany's capital of Berlin as part of an unorthodox movement that's been sweeping the globe. These "SlutWalk" marches aim to discourage intolerance while promoting sexuality equality and rights for sex abuse victims. CBSNews.com's Ken Lombardi reports.

(CBS) - They're calling it a SlutWalk. You read it right. This isn't your grandmother's charity walk.

Hundreds gathered in Germany's capital of Berlin as part of an unorthodox movement that's been sweeping the globe.

Protesters took to the streets scantily dressed (some even topless) in an effort to stand up against sexism and raise attention to the rights of victims of sexual violence.

And those gathered were quick to point out that this wasn't just a women's rights issue.

"The message is that we are against homophobia, against all types of intolerance," said one protester, Deborah, "Intolerance against gays and lesbians must be fought...Sexual harassment and rape must be dealt with differently because courts still haven't understood that rape victims are once again being victimized when they go before court, with embarrassing and intimate questions."

These SlutWalk marches, which have been held so far in a wide array of locations from Seoul, South Korea to London, first began in Canada, after outrage ensued when a Toronto police officer said women should avoid "dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized"

Now, these protesters seen in the video above are determined to bare all in order to get their message across of anti-intolerance.

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    Ken Lombardi is an entertainment reporter for CBS News. He has interviewed over 300 celebrities, including Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks.

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