Chick who was groped at R&V organises glitter march for consent

News 09/01/2018

The woman who made headlines during Rhythm and Vines for standing up against her sexual assaulter is planning a "glittery march for consent" later in January.

Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller was walking topless through the crowd, with her chest painted in glitter from a festival stall.

Footage of an unknown man creeping up behind her and touching her breast, before running away, was uploaded to Facebook on New Year's Day and widely shared across the internet.

The video shows Ms Anello-Kitzmiller storming over to him and hitting him on the head, while her friend throws a drink in his face.

The footage sparked a nationwide debate about consent, leading Ms Anello-Kitzmiller to organise a march to take a stand.

"We are marching to stand in solidarity with each other and for anyone who has ever been the victim of sexual assault, victim blame, anyone who wants to stand up and say 'this is my body and these are my rights'," she wrote on the Facebook event page.

"Nobody has the right to touch you without your consent - it does not matter what the circumstance may be, your body is yours and nobody has the right to take that away from you.

"It does not matter how you identify your gender or sexuality. It does not matter what you are wearing. It does not matter if you changed your mind. No means no."

The time and date of the march are yet to be confirmed.

Source: Newshub.