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CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of women and men rallied at Daley Plaza and marched through the Loop Saturday with a message — that the victims of rape should not be shamed or blamed by society.

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The protest went by the attention-getting name “SlutWalk Chicago,” and it is now in its third year.

Speakers ranged from rape crisis counselors to feminists, and from university professors to sex workers.

Carly Johnson provides counseling on what constitutes rape and consent to classes from junior high school to college, and said she is often angered by what she hears when she walks into a classroom.

She denounced “the things that come out of their mouths about victim blaming, about how she deserved it, about how what she was wearing.” But she said as she explains that the clothing a woman…

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