This… Victim blaming is disgusting.
There is no excuse for a rapist sexually assaulting a woman alone at night because she is alone, dressed provocatively… Whatever.
On the other hand, why is it so offensive if I say “BUT, people should learn to avoid putting themselves in risky situations because disgusting psychopaths exist in this world”.
Going to a nightclub without close friends, dressing provocatively and getting blackout drunk isn’t a smart decision to make.
Walking home alone past midnight in a high crime neighbourhoods isn’t a good idea (whether male or female)
Perhaps don’t invite your resident neighbourhood drug dealer into your house when no one else is home… Better yet, how about not associating with someone who sells hard drugs? That profession isn’t exactly known to consist of the most morally apt demographic.
No one deserves to get raped, but is it THAT terrible for me to also say “stay street wise, try not to put yourself in risky situations. Carry pepper spray… Or a gun if you can.”
Before I’m told “this doesn’t happen” in terms of the nightclub reference… I’ve literally seen this exact scenario unfold… multiple times, though no one was assaulted. I knew someone (actually two people) who were actually raped through the drug dealer scenario I’ve outlined.
Rape is abhorrent, absolutely disgusting. I’d go as far as to say I’d support castration for the perpetrators. But what about common sense? In terms of self defence, mugging and the likes we tell people to avoid high crime areas late at night, we tell people to stay vigilant, we say “learn self defence, learn how to use a gun (if in America, Israel etc)”.
Why is it considered wrong to apply the same principles to rape?
It’s not victim blaming, it’s advocating for risk prevention. Yet in our current sociopolitical climate I can’t state the obvious or I’ll be called out as being misogynistic.
A rapist isn’t the kind of person who typically cares about right or wrong. A list saying “don’t rape people” isn’t going to matter to a rapist, chances are they’re well aware they are a piece of shit… They just don’t care… that’s a psychopath for you
If I’m wrong… Please tell me why I’m wrong
- the more attractive you are, the higher the likelihood of getting hit on
- risky environments elevate the risk of an adverse outcome
- Use common sense; because bad people exist. There’s a reason hitchhiking was phased out …