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Seattle - Hundreds of people - some in provocative clothing - marched Sunday in a demonstration known as a "SlutWalk."

Local organizers said the intent of the march from Pine Street to Westlake Center was "to fight the sexist social acceptance of rape in our culture, and reclaim the word 'slut."

Marchers chanted slogans, such as "No means no" and "We love sluts."

Demonstrations held across Canada and the U.S. were sparked by a Toronto police officer's remark that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized."

Lissa Cunneen was 19 in 1982 when she was raped by a stranger in a University of Washington dorm. She was wearing jeans, a red sweatshirt, boots, a scarf and pearl earrings.

She recreated the outfit as she joined the march, carrying a sign saying "This is what I was wearing."

"Rapers are going to rape and it doesn't matter what you're wearing," she said.

And she said using the word "slut" is important.

"We are taking it back it's a lot like taking back the word 'queer," she said. The day after she was attacked someone wrote "slut" on her dorm room door.

"It has nothing to do with what you're wearing or where you are or how much you've have to drink or who you are what you do for a living ... it's always the rapist's fault."